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Tentative Academic Calendar 1986-1988
Nov. 1 1
Dec. 9 Tuesday
(Labor Day) Residence
halls open for all students -
President's address to
mental meetings and
Classes begin 8:30 am
Final day for dropping/ad-
Fall Academic Convocation
1 :30 pm-2:30 pm
Final day for making up In-
complete Grades from
U.S. & Mass. Constitution
Columbus Day - NO
Final day for withdrawal
from classes without
Veteran's Day - NO
U.S. & Mass. Constitution
Thanksgiving recess begins
3:30 pm Residence Halls
close 5:00 pm
Thanksgiving recess ends;
Residence halls reopen
Last day of Fall semester
Reading Day - NO
March 13 Friday
April 20 Monday
May 8 Friday
Martin Luther King Day -
NO CLASSES College
opens; Residence halls
open for all students
Classes begin 8:30 am
Last day for adding/dropp-
Washington's birthday -
Final day for making up
Incomplete Grades from
U.S. & Mass. Constitution
Spring vacation begins
4:30 pm Residence halls
close 6:00 pm
Spring vacation ends;
Residence halls open
Final day for withdrawal
from classes without
Patriot's Day - NO
suspended 1:30 pm
Last day of spring
Commencement 10:30 pm
Sept. 7 Monday
Dec. 1 1 Friday
Residence halls open for all
students - 12 noon
President's address to
faculty - 10:00 am followed
by departmental meetings
and student advising
Classes begin 8:30 am
Final day for dropping/ad-
Fall Convocation - 1 :30 pm
- 2:30 pm
Final day for making up In-
complete Grades from
U.S. & Mass. Constitution
Columbus Day - NO
Final day for withdrawal
from classes without
Veteran's Day - NO
U.S. & Mass. Constitution
Thanksgiving recess begins
3:30 pm Residence Halls
close 5:00 pm
Thanksgiving recess ends;
Residence halls reopen
Last day of Fall semester
Martin Luther King Day -
NO CLASSES; College
opens; Residence halls
open for all students
Classes begin 8:30 am
Last day for adding/dropp-
Washington's Birthday - NO
Final day for making up In-
complete grades from
U.S. & Mass. Constitution
Spring vacation begins
Residence halls close
Spring vacation ends;
Residence halls open
Final day for withdrawal
from classes without
Patriot's Day - NO
Honors Convocation; After-
noon classes supended
1 :30 pm
Last day of Spring
Commencement 10:30 am
Table of Contents
1 History of the College 3
2 Academic Policies 3
3 Hammond Building 6
4 Student Organizations .8
5 College Governance 12
6 Athletics 13
7 Support Services 14
8 Residence Life 19
9 Off-Campus Living 23
10 Student Judicial Code 25
1 1 Standards and Procedures for Involuntary
Administrative Withdrawal 29
12 Miscellaneous . .31
13 Departmental Chairpersons 36
History of the College
1 A cademic Policies
The State Normal School in Fitchburg was established in
1894 by an act of the Massachusetts legislature and open-
ed in temporary quarters in the old high school building on
Academy Street. Principle John G. Thompson was aided
by three teachers, 200 books, and an $11,500 budget for
the education of 46 women in a two-year program. In
December 1896, the school moved into its new building
and took charge of the Day Street and Highland Avenue ci-
ty buildings as state schools of observation and practice.
Several years later the Edgerly School was opened on
an eight grade model and practice school and in 1910 it
became one of the first junior high schools in the United
States. The following year a Practical Arts teacher training
course for men, the first of its kind in the country, was in-
stituted. The new course assisted in increasing male
In 1 932, the school was authorized as a four-year college
to grant the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and
two years later became State Teachers College at Fit-
chburg. Over the next decades, many departments such
as Special Education, Nursing, and Business Administra-
tion were added to the existing education departments and
by 1983 Fitchburg State College was offering thirty degree
programs in 17 academic departments to its 3700 full-time
students and another 3700 part-time students. The cam-
pus now has 93 acres and 23 buildings.
Accreditation and Memberships
Fitchburg State College is accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges, The National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National
League for Nursing. The New England Association of
Schools and Colleges is one of six nationally recognized
regional accrediting associations in the United States and
is the official accrediting agency for schools and colleges in
the six New England States. Institutional membership in
the Association indicates that the school or college has
been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards
agreed upon by qualified educators.
Fitchburg State College is a member of:
The American Association of Colleges of Teacher
The College Entrance Examination Board
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of State Colleges and
American Association of University Women
The International Association of Colleges and
The American Council on Education
The New England Association of College Admissions
Outlined here are some Fitchburg State College
Academic Policies. Reading through them will help you to
understand how the college is run and how it works for you.
Refer to them when you need help understanding the
course registration process, for example, or how to leave a
course without penalty.
This section has been written primarily to make the
policies clear and close at hand. Each policy is not carved
in stone, however, and may be subject to change or revi-
sion. Special considerations may be given should you have
a problem with the conditions of any policy.
Contact one of the following if a policy doesn 't seem clear
Your Faculty Advisor; The Academic Advising Center;
The Registrar's Office; The Undergraduate Dean
About the eleventh week of each semester, you may
pick your courses for the following semester. You will
receive a master class schedule through the campus
mailboxes and from that you should develop your own
You then make an appointment to meet with your ad-
visor, and he/she will help you fill out a Course Selection
Card which your advisor will submit to the Registrar's Of-
fice. In a few days, you will receive a Course Confirmation
Card in your mailbox which will list the courses in which you
If all the courses you chose are listed on the course con-
firmation card, fine. If any of the courses you chose are not
listed, it may be that the missing courses were already filled
when your course selection card was submitted to the
When this happens, there are four things you can do in
the following order:
Find the professor teaching the class that was not
listed on your card. Ask if the professor will add you to
the class. If it's okay, the professor will turn the Red
Add-Card into the Registrar's Office. This card will
allow you to become registered for "closed classes. "
Return to your advisor and have him/her help you pick
alternate courses to replace the ones you didn't get.
If courses are full, or if you are unable to contact your
advisor after trying several times, you can visit the
Academic Advising Center to find out what courses re-
main open. At the Center you fill out a Drop-Add Card
for each course you want to add and leave the card at
the Center. You will then be added to the course pro-
vided seats remain available at the time the card is
turned in to the Registrar.
Keep whatever courses you have as long as you are
registered for at least twelve credits as this is the
minimum credit load you must carry to be considered
a full time student. You may then add courses during
the Add-Drop Period, which is the first two weeks of
the following semester. All students are encouraged to
carry fifteen credits per semester.
It is wise to retake a failed course since the grade you get
after retaking it will be figured into your overall cum.
Petitioning For A Grade Change
If you believe one of your professors or the Registrar
made a mistake in recording your grade you should ap-
proach the professor and bring the error to his/her
If the professor agrees that a mistake has been made,
he/she must fill out a Grade Change Form at the
Registrar's Office, get the signature of his/her Department
Chairperson, and return the form to the Registrar.
Should you be in disagreement with a professor about a
grade he/she gave you, gather all your coursework and
other materials the grade was based on and approach the
professor with your complaint.
If you cannot resolve the complaint with the professor,
approach the professor's Department Chairperson with all
your coursework and present your argument for a change
of grade. You should be able to resolve the situation at this
The Undergraduate Dean should be contacted after you
have gone through the above steps and have not been able
to resolve the matter. Present your case to the
Undergraduate Dean along with all your coursework and a
copy of your professor's grading policy.
The Grade Change Petition process should be initiated
by you very early in the semester, preferably during the first
week of classes.
Auditing A Course
You may audit a course without being registered for it as
long as the professor doesn't mind.
When auditing a course, the professor may or may not
require you to do the classwork or take exams. Audited
courses do not appear on your official transcript.
If you audit a course that you withdrew from or dropped,
you may have an easier time getting through it if you retake
it later for credit.
Changing Your Major
If you want to change your major you should first speak
to the Chairperson of the department you are interested in
entering and convince him/her of your sincerity in changing
over to that department.
If that Chairperson approves of your entering the depart-
ment, get a Major Change Form from the Registrar's Of-
fice, bring it to your current faculty advisor and current
Department Chairperson, and have them both sign it. They
will arrange to send your records to your new department.
Next, have the Chairperson of the department you are
entering sign the form. Your new Department Chairperson
will assign you an advisor in your new department. Sign the
form yourself and return it to the Registrar's Office.
You will now be registered under a new major. You must
complete all the requirements of your new major as they
are stated at the time you enter the major.
Some majors are much more difficult to transfer into
than others, such as Business Administration, Nursing or
Communications. Contact the appropriate Department
Chairperson for specific details.
Withdrawing From The College
If you are thinking about leaving school for a semester or
permanently, the Undergraduate Dean, the Vice President
for Student Affairs, or representatives from either the
Counseling Center or the A.I.D. Office will be glad to offer
advice and information about withdrawal.
Withdrawal forms may be obtained at any of these of-
fices: Residence Hall students should contact the Director
of Residence Life first when contemplating withdrawal so
space can be offered to a student in need of housing.
Completing the proper procedures and paper work
necessary for withdrawal will help you get back into college
with a minimum of difficulty if you decide to return. Read-
mission, however, is not guaranteed. It is based on enroll-
ment at the time you wish to be readmitted.
Depending on when you withdraw, your transcripts will
note the withdrawal in the following manner:
If you officially withdraw before the end of the Add-Drop
period, you will receive no grades for the semester. A nota-
tion that you withdrew on a certain date will be all that is
If you officially withdraw between the end of the Add-
Drop period and the end of the eighth week of classes you
will receive a grade of 'W' in all your courses (see
Withdrawing From A Course);
If you officially withdraw after the end of the eighth week
of classes, you will receive a 0.0 in all your courses. This is
still better than not officially withdrawing; an official
withdrawal will look better on your record if you decide to
return to school sometime in the future.
Illness, injury, or personal emergency are circumstances
that may allow you to withdraw from the College after the
end of the eighth week of classes without receiving a grade
of 0.0 in your courses. If you find you must withdraw after
the eighth week for one of these reasons, contact the
Undergraduate Dean as soon as possible.
If you do not follow the proper procedures for withdrawal,
no matter what the circumstances are, you will receive a
grade of 0.0 in all the courses you were taking at the time
of withdrawal. Unofficial withdrawal may hamper your ef-
forts to return to school, and the grades of 0.0 will remain
on your permanent record until you retake the failed
courses at Fitchburg State College.
Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
Financial Aid recipients and Varsity Sport participants
are expected to be making "Satisfactory Academic Pro-
gress" towards a baccalaureate degree.
Satisfactory Academic Progress means that you must
take and successfully pass at least 24 credits before begin-
ning you third full-time semester at Fitchburg State Col-
lege; 48 credits before you fifth full-time semester; and 72
credits before your seventh full-time semester.
Full-time or part-time status is determined at the end of
the Add-Drop period.
Exception to the above policy may be made by obtaining
a Petition for Waiver Form from the Undergraduate Dean.
Your professors will explain their attendance policies
during the first class meeting. Should attendance in any
class have to be verified, the professor of the class in ques-
tion will be asked for proof of your attendance as he/she is
responsible for keeping track of how often you come to
Many professors also refer to their course attendance
records when determining grades so if you must take a pro-
longed absence from classes, you should place a record of
the absence on file in the Student Affairs Office. This is on-
ly a record of absence not an excused absence. It is then
your responsiblity to notify all your professors about your
You will be put on academic probation or suspension if
you do not maintain an acceptable Semester Average or
Your Semester Average and Cum Average are determin-
ed after your professors submit your semester grades to
the Registrar. Your Semester Average is calculated by
averaging these grades together.
Your Cum Average is then calculated by averaging your
new grades with your grades from past semesters. Your
Semester Average and Cum Average are printed near the
bottom of your grade report (see sample.)
An acceptable Semester Average or Cum Average
depends on your class rank which in turn is determined by
ihe total number of credits you have earned. Your total
credits are labelled "Cum Cr Pas" on your grade report
and are printed between your Semester Average and Cum
Total Credits Earned
If, for instance, your grade report shows you have earned
29 or fewer credits then you are considered to be a
Freshman. The acceptable Semester Average and Cum
Average you must obtain as a Freshman is 1.6. If either
your Semester Average or Cum Average fall below 1 .6 you
will be put on academic probation for the following
If you do not achieve a Semester Average above 1 .6 or
raise your Cum Average above 1.6 by the end of the
semester during which you are on probation, you will be
suspended from the College.
The same conditions apply if you are considered a
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior except that the minimum ac-
ceptable Semester Average and Cum Average you must
achieve is higher:
Sem. Avg. and Cum
You will be suspended if you fail to achieve the minimum
acceptable average for two semesters in a row.
If you are suspended you should see the Undergraduate
Dean before leaving. You will have to wait two semesters
before appealing to the Undergraduate Dean for
During the two semesters you are away from the Col-
lege, you should consider taking courses and doing
satisfactory work at another institution to make up for the
courses you failed at Fitchburg State College. If you do not
attend another institution while you are away, then you will
be expected to retake the failed course, if possible, upon
your return to Fitchburg State College.
If you are readmitted you will automatically be placed on
academic probation. If you fail to acheive a satisfactory
Semester Average for the first semester after re-
admission, you will be permanently dismissed from the
If you fail to raise your Cum Average (which includes the
grade you earned before suspension) satisfactorily within
two semesters after readmission, you will be permanently
dismissed from the College.
Robert Frost once defined home as the place where,
when you go there they have to take you in. This same con-
cept of an extended welcome could also be applied to your
college library, the primary function of which is to help
students locate information and learn some basic research
When you come to the library you will be given informa-
tion concerning hours of service, rules for borrowing books,
periodicals, and microfilms that will be used for your
courses. Most important of all, you will have a chance to
meet some very friendly people who actually enjoy working
with students and are trained to provide assistance.
Life in G-Lobby
The hub of student activity on campus is the Campus
Center which, along with the library, makes up the Ham-
mond Building. If you want to know what contests, trips,
parties, or athletic events are happening, the Campus
Center is where you find out.
The ground-floor lobby of the Campus Center,G-Lobby, is
a casual student information center where you may see
videotape or posters promoting a jazz musician performing
on campus, or hear an announcement from the radio sta-
tion about free bus going to an away hockey game, or
receive a handbill about a Hawaiian luau party in the Pub.
You can also see a Christmas crafts display, or displays
of furniture constructed by Industrial Science students. Oc-
casionally G-Lobby is turned into a mini-theater hosting
comedians, dancers, or singers; often it borders on hilarity
as brownie eating contests and hairiest leg shows are the
order of the day.
Many of these campus cultural highlights are run by the
Programs Committee which has its office in the lower level
of the Campus Center beyond the Pub. You are welcome
to become as involved as you like with the Programs Com-
mittee—doing just about anything you wish.
You may help schedule rock bands for Pub or Gym par-
ties by joining the Entertainment Committee, oversee
cultural performances and displays on the Performing Arts
or Fine Arts Committee, or you can be a part of that com-
mittee in charge of showing free, first-run films for FSC
students in the Campus Center Cinema next to the bank in
In addition, the Campus Center Resource Office (CCRO)
prints both a semester and weekly calendar of events so
you're never in the dark about what's going on around
campus. The CCRO works with the Programs Committee
and the Students Affairs Office to provide a wide range of
performing arts, films, and special events. The CCRO
believes 50 percent of your education takes place outside
of the classroom and offers student groups information
about budgeting, cash handling, alcohol awareness. They
are located in the Campus Center Office.
Within the Campus Center are the following services.
Together they help the Campus Center become a unique,
convenient place to make the most of your days at Fit-
The Information Desk
This is the main switchboard of the College; it's located
outside the library entrance. You can visit or call the Infor-
mation Desk at ext.2151 to find out what school-sponsored
events are scheduled or where just about anyone on cam-
pus can be found. For information about faculty absences
or school cancellations call (617)DIAL999 for a recorded
The Information Desk is also where you go for lost and
found, jumper cables, and it is where you can pick up the
semester and weekly Campus Center Calendars or use the
on-campus courtesy phone.
If you have a question about anything having to do with
FSC, call the Information Desk, the person working will find
someone who can help you out.
The Art Gallery
Three displays of various kinds of artwork are featured at
the Art Gallery each semester. The entrance to the Art
Gallery is a stone's throw to the right of the Information
Past displays have featured such acclaimed artists and
photographers as Miro, Picasso, Adams, and Rothstein as
well as many regional artists. Students and faculty may
also have work from their photography, graphics and art
classes on show at the end of Spring semester, giving the
college community a chance to witness the innovative,
combined talents of FSC. Just down the hall from G-Lobby
is the Bookstore and Post Office.
Textbooks for your classes are on sale at the bookstore;
graphic supplies, magazines and daily newspapers,
clothing with different FSC logos, munchies, sundries, and
many other items are also available. You will find an exten-
sive trade book section, class rings on sale and your used
books may be bought back during final exam periods in
December and May. If the Bookstore doesn't have
something you need, the manager may be able to order it
The Post Office
You are given a new mailbox at the Post Office every
September which you can use as your mailing address at
the College. It is often safer if you live in an off-campus
apartment to have your mail delivered to your Campus
Center mailbox. On-campus mail (notes from a friend,
memos from professors, financial aid notices etc.) will also
go to your mailbox.
Although checking your mailbox everyday can be a drag
unless you subscribe to a daily newspaper or have a
devoted friend who writes all the time, you should open it
once in awhile to see if there's any news from Financial
Aid, lost and found, your advisor, money from home etc.
Mail is delivered to and goes out from the Post Office at
about 1 1 :30 am each weekday. You can send a letter or
note to anyone on campus simply by writing their name and
box number(if you know it) on the envelope or if you are
associated with a student organization and wish to do a
mass mailing the following is a list of Post Office
All non-addressed mailed to be delivered to faculty, staff,
or students shall be restricted to approved campus or col-
lege activities. This general delivery mail will be distibuted
on a time-available basis by the staff of the College Post
Office. All items of general distribution must be approved
by the appropriate Dean prior to being delivered in the
campus mail boxes if:
The information being mailed is of immediate impor-
tance to all students;
The information cannot effectively be conveyed through
newspaper, posters, and Campus Center Calendar;
Time is available. All mail to be delivered to specific
groups or organizations must have either the name on
each piece of mail or a list of names along with the mail to
be delivered in order to put in the post offices boxes. This
mail will be deposited on a time-available basis. To the right
of the main entrance to G-Lobby are the Games Room and
First Service Bank.
The Games Room
Pool tables, ping pong, pinball machines, video games
and board games are available for any student to play in
the Games Room. You can also borrow backpacks,
canoes, cross country skies, and other recreational equip-
ment for free just by leaving your student ID with the
Games Room attendant.
Billiard and ping pong tournaments are also held in the
Games Room for sharpshooters and kingpingers.
First Service Bank
You are welcome to open a handy savings or checking
account at FSB. An Instant Teller machine and low interest
student loans are among the many services the bank offers
for your convenience. The bank hours are 9-4 weekdays
and the Instant Teller is open whenever the Campus
Center is. In the lower level of the Campus Center, below
G-Lobby, are the Commuter's Cafe, the Union Stop Pub
and the Crafts Center.
The Commuter's Cafe is not just for commuters but for
anyone wishing to have breakfast or lunch during the week.
The cafe offers hot and cold meals, a salad bar, soups and
sandwiches at reasonable prices. During the evening the
sub shop is open serving grinders and pizza.
A spacious dining area with a T.V. and piano lounge ad-
joins the cafe. Here, commuting students from nearby
towns often meet on-campus students and students living
in the college neighborhood. The dining area remains open
at night and is a pleasant alternative to the library for study-
ing and having informal meetings and study groups.
The Union Stop Pub
On Sunday nights, the Union Stop hosts a coffeehouse
open to all students. Folk guitarists, comedians, singers
and an occasional movie are usually featured to mellow
you out and put your mind at ease for the week ahead. Cof-
fee and cake is complimentary.
Several nights per week the Union Stop serves beer and
wine for upperclassmen. Popcorn and a large screen T.V.
help create a speakeasy setting where you can socialize,
watch Monday Night Football or Dynasty.
The following is a list of Union Stop Rules:
Only those persons over the Massachusetts drinking age
may be admitted to the Pub when alcohol is being sold.
Proper identification is necessary for admittance. All
students must show an FSC College ID and a
Massachusetts driver's license or Registry Card. All guests
must show a Massachusetts driver's license or Registry
Employees of the Pub may at their discretion refuse ser-
vice to persons who appear intoxicated or whose behavior
disturbs other Pub patrons. Offenders may be asked to
leave in both cases.
The Crafts Center
You may use up $3.00 worth of free art supplies each
semester in the Crafts Center. There are potters wheels,
clay and a kiln, silkscreening supplies, paints and an atten-
dant on duty to help you create you own Mona Lisa.
The Crafts Center is proud to offer a wide variety of Mini-
Courses such as calligraphy, painting, batiking, and many
other funky arts for the beatnik in you.
The Crafts Center is open Monday through Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday. Consult the information desk for
hours of operation.
Bits and Pieces
Several large meeting rooms off of G-Lobby are used for
various lectures and events. There are student offices on
the lower level for the Strobe (newspaper), the Saxifrage
(yearbook), Student Government, Outing Club, and Pro-
Vending machines, change machines, and pay phones
are found throughout the Campus Center. All Campus
Center facilities are equipped for handicapped access.
As a student organization member not only do you meet
other people that have similar interests and tastes as you,
you also gain experience in leadership, diplomacy,
socialization, and planning skills which will help you
throughout your academic and social life while your are in
college and after you graduate.
Student organizations are open for you and any other
students at FSC to join. All that is asked is that you con-
tribute ideas and a little of your spare time. You may do this
by helping plan or staff the activities of the student group
you become involved with.
Some organizations may have officers appointed by Stu-
dent Government, but membership is still open to all
students. Fraternities and sororities ask that you participate
in pledging before becoming an official member.
FSC student organization members are opened-minded
and enjoy meeting different people with new ideas. A
steady input of fresh ideas is what keeps a student
The Accounting Society is designed to satisfy the
specific needs and interests of accounting students. By
hosting speakers, attending meetings of national organiza-
tions, going on plant tours, and working in cooperation with
both the public and private sectors of the business com-
munity, we hope to gain a realistic version of the problems,
objectives, policies, and procedures associated with the
The Adelphian Society was formed for the purpose of
uniting women of similar interests and objectives in a
cohesive organization whose purposes are twofold; one, to
further the development of the individual member by sup-
plying beneficial activities; and two, to develop the in-
dividual to be an active and influential part of the College.
Amateur Actors Filmmaking Coalition
Did you ever think about acting? Did you ever think about
making films or writing scripts? Well, when it comes right
down to it, who really sparks your imagination about film-
making? Well, it should be obvious, it's you and the
A.A.F.O, the prime motivators of the imagination.
Aubuchon Hall Council
This council represents an active group of Aubuchon
Hall residents who meet weekly to plan fun things to do to
enhance residence hall living. Ice cream parties, roller
skating trips, and window painting contests are a few of the
activities planned by the council which also acts as a
recommending body to the Student Government Associa-
tion and to the administration concerning residence life.
The band is open to all FSC students on all levels of abili-
ty. During the year the FSC Band performs at the Fall
Honors Convocation, an Intercollegiate Band Festival, a
Winter/Holiday Concert, a Spring concert at Salem State
College, A Pre-Tour Concert, the Spring Honors Convoca-
tion, A Spring Concert at FSC, and Commencement.
The Band also plans an annual Spring Tour which
brings members to a major city such as New York,
Montreal, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. When on tour,
students represent FSC by performing two concerts and
acting as diplomats on their visits to the historical and
cultural sights of the host city.
Biology Club outings give students interested in the
world of natural life an opportunity to explore its personali-
ty. Previous and upcoming outings include: whale watch
trips, ski trips, stream walks, and trips to the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institute. All students and faculty are in-
vited to participate in these activities as well as the student-
faculty volleyball games and seasonal parties.
Information is also provided for those students wishing to
pursue a career in Biology be it graduate school, medical
school, or laboratory oriented.
The Friends of the Falcons Booster Club provides a
strong body of support and financial assistance for inter-
collegiate athletics at Fitchburg State College.
Membership is welcomed and encouraged from the stu-
dent body, alumni, college community, and parents of the
students of FSC who have a similar goal.
Choral Arts Association
The purpose of this association is to perform one concert
per semester for the benefit of the college community. The
association also holds at least one major event each year.
The activities include a spring tour, musical stage produc-
tions and/or hosting the annual State College Choral
Computer Science Club
Don't become terminally ill! The Computer Science Club
can help you survive those bugs in life.
Integrate yourself with other students having the same
interests. The Club members interact closely with pro-
fessors, providing for that smooth transition from college to
the real world. Films, lectures, workshops, off-campus ex-
cursions, and good times catinate into a solid base of
knowledge that computer scientists should have.
The purpose of the Cultural Society is to provide interac-
tion between various groups of students at Fitchburg State
Dancin' is a student-run organization coordinated by
Caryl Sickul, a professional dancer and member of the
Physical Education department.
The club consists of a group of volunteer students who
like to dance. Each week, the club meets and dances to
popular and classical music. The club offers tap, ballet,
jazz, and aerobic styles. At the close of the school year, the
club puts on an electrifying performance. If you like to
dance, this is the perfect organization to join. Beginners
Early Childhood Club
The Early Childhood Club provides an opportunity for
students to become actively involved in their major.
Workshops and activities are provided by the club. It's a fun
club— come and see!
Elementary Education Club
A great way of getting your foot in the door of the educa-
tion profession is by joining the Elementary Education
Club. You'll be working with teachers, professors, and
other college students— not to mention the kids at McKay.
We offer Teacher Swap Shops, student teaching seminars,
speakers, etc., to prepare members for education careers.
We are also proud to be a major part of the annual R.I.F.
fundraising program at McKay.
College students should have the option of venting their
political views freely.
This motto typifies the feelings and aspirations of the
members of E.N.D. (Eliminate Nuclear Destruction), a
campus organization dedicated to the anti-nuclear move-
ment. E.N.D. is a vehicle for concerned students to be ac-
tive in educating and presenting a rational belief held by
the anti-nuclear movement; to stop the further proliferation
of nuclear weaponry.
Sanctioned by United Campuses Against Nuclear War,
E.N.D. realizes that students in college should have a
chance to be politically aware and active. The anti-nuclear
movement is a timely and concerned organization of peo-
ple from all walks of life. E.N.D. hopes to contribute its part
on the behalf of the student population.
The objectives of the Esoteric Society are to foster
greater brotherhood among its members; to develop men
of strong character who will accept the professional
responsibilities of leadership in the college, community,
and life in general; to participate in intramural sports and
other social organizations on this campus; to propogate a
feeling of fellowship toward the members of social
organizations on this campus, and to create a more
cosmopolitan attitude toward the administration, faculty,
and the students of this college.
The Fenwick Society
(Pi Sigma Upsilon)
The Fenwick Society was established in 1966. It has
blossomed into one of the most productive fraternities on
this campus with such activities as: community benefits,
athletic events, and large scale social events. The Fenwick
Society strives to achieve brotherhood within its members
and promotes social unity between the college community,
faculty, and its surroundings.
Fitchburg Industrial Technology Association
The objectives of this association are to acquaint Fitch-
burg State College students with the purposes, functions,
and ideals of Industrial Arts, Industrial Science, Industrial
Technology and Education.
The Forensic Club is an organization of students who are
interested in using and developing their public speaking
skills by attending various speaking tournaments during
the academic year. In the 1984-85 season the team was
very successful as all of its members qualified for Foren-
sics' highest honor, the National Championship in West
Virginia in April, 1985.
The members of the Forensic Team travel extensively.
During the 1984-85 season the team travelled to such
places as Westchester University in Pennsylvania, the
University of Southern Connecticut and a special weekend
tournament in Montreal.
All students are encouraged to become involved with the
Forensics Club. The experience in public speaking that the
club provides is indispensable to any career-minded
The Gaveleer Society
The Gaveleer Society was founded in 1921 by eight like-
minded men and a sponsor to bring some sort of
cohesiveness to campus.
The bond that exists today between active and alumni
brothers is one of the many benefits of this fraternity.
Gaveleers enjoy many things; love, friendship, and a sense
The Gaveleers live up to the ideals set down by their
founders. Once a member, all the benefits far surpass
anything experienced before. We have helped many
groups on campus to get started. The Society has been
around for 65 years and will be here for many more.
The purpose of the Geography Club is to spread
geographic awareness through the student body with
speakers from the field, familiarizing geography majors
with opportunities for graduate school and/or employment,
and planning and financing field trips and conferences in
Herlihy Hall Council
This organization exists for the purpose of unifying the
residents of this hall, to provide a means by which
residence hall life may be enhanced, and to act as a
recommending body to the administration concerning the
affairs of the residence hall.
Human Services Club
The purpose of the Human Services Club is to help
develop a further interest in the field of Human Services;
also our hope is to make our services available to Fitchburg
State College and the surrounding communities, and to
provide an opportunity for interaction among the faculty,
students, and the community.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
Inter-Varsity? Is that a sports club? No, it is an in-
terdenominational Christian group for everyone of any
religious background. It is a group of primarily students
who gather together for fellowship, (singing, talking,
laughing), Bible Study, and worship. It's a place to come
and investigate the validity of the Bible and the claims of
Jesus Christ. The warmth and caring which exist are only
two reasons why you should look into this group. A third is
because we are rich — rich in our Love for God. We invite
you to share in this wealth, a wealth which grows as we
grow and is everlasting.
Karate is an age-old art that not only teaches you about
self defense, but also inspires confidence in your own
abilities. Shotokan Karate is an excellent exercise program
for males or females to get into top physical condition. In-
struction is by registered Black Belts. Beginners are
welcome each semester.
The Marketing Society
The Marketing Society of Fitchburg State is one of the
most popular organizations on and off campus. The society
offers you an affiliation with a national organization
(American Marketing Association), guest speakers,
resume workshops, and many social events which
everyone enjoys. The Marketing Society is dedicated to
serving you and helping you to reach your full potential
while improving your career opportunities.
(Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group)
Too often students feel powerless and separate from
society. MASSPIRG students get involved in consumer
and environmental issues that affect us all: acid rain, rip-
offs, whatever. Students at 20 colleges contribute time,
energy, and funding to run MASSPIRG. Working with a
staff of professionals, we can turn our ideas into action and
dispel the myth of student apathy.
Medical Technology Club
The purposes of this association are to provide Medical
Technology students with an insight into their chosen field
and to keep students on top of the developments concern-
ing Medical Technology which occur on campus, in the
clinical laboratory, and elsewhere. The club is also an
outlet for students to take part in non-academic activities,
bringing students closer to each other and to faculty
members on a social level as well as an academic level.
This becomes a part of life upon entering an institution of
Phi Omega Psi
Neasylons means young women together who believe in
love, unity, and sisterhood. In the past, the Neasylons have
had many successes. The Franklin's Lounge parties in
Shirley, for example, have been an entertaining time for
FSC students who get a chance to see headline bands
from Boston. We have also worked to obtain funds for
charitable organizations such as the Shriner's fund for
retarded children and the Newman Center.
The Newman Association is open to all students, con-
tributes to campus unity and spirit through social activities,
service to others, and by helping raise awareness about
social justice issues.
Nursing Honor Society
Epsilon Beta Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau, Inc.
The purpose of this society is to recognize superior
achievement; recognize the development of leadership
qualities; foster high professional standards.
Nursing Students Association
The Nursing Students Association is a service organiza-
tion which provides programs to promote and maintain
health and to increase the students' awareness by their
participation in these experiences.
The Outing Club
Canoeing, white water rafting, basic to intermediate hik-
ing, parachuting, skiing, hand gliding, rock climbing...
This is just a sample of the types of trips the FSC Outing
Club has run in the past. The Club has grown tremendously
in the past few years because students enjoy a challenge,
getting away for a weekend, meeting new people, and hav-
There is a trip for everyone whether an individual has lots
of or no experience, is somewhat crazy or politely reserv-
ed, or just has a desire to experience the wonderful
The Club is open to all students and everyone is en-
couraged to participate. Do it outdoors!
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Mu Alpha Chapter
The object of this chapter is to advance the ideals of
Brotherhood, Service, Education and Scholarship, Black
Appreciation, Black awareness, and development of Black
culture, Black professionalism, and to foster such pro-
grams as may be necessary to achieve these objectives.
The aims of the Philodemic Society are to develop
greater school spirit through participating in work, sports,
and all social affairs, and to cooperate with civic welfare
Programs, a subcommittee of S.G.A., sponsors a variety
of events that enrich and entertain the F.S.C. community.
Some of the activities offered are: Concerts, Films, Cof-
feehouses, Theme Days, Comedy Nights, Performing Arts
Events, and Lectures. Volunteers make up the committee
and membership is open to any F.S.C. student.
The Psychology Club is synonymous with action and in-
volvement. The activities of the club are designed to ex-
pose students to different aspects of psychology, and to
furnish knowledge that will help them meet their future
Some of the events which fulfill our aims are: speakers
on informative topics such as Changing Sex Roles, Child
Abuse, Anorexia, psychology conventions, films, graduate
seminar planning, and career days.
We also have a social side in our Christmas party, pot-
luck supper, and year-end party. In addition, 1985 marks
our third year as charter members of Psi Chi Honor Socie-
ty. Come and participate, help keep the psych club great!
Russell Towers Hall Association
The Russell Towers Hall Association helps build strong
ties that bind residents of this mini-megalopolis together. A
positive atmosphere in which residents can grow is the aim
of the Association which provides movies, a parents day,
parties, pin-the-tail-on-the-R.A. hooplas, and magnificent
crystal goblets from Tiffanys commerating each school
year. The Association also is in pretty good with Student
Government folks so if you have a gripe tell someone in the
Association about it and they'll bark at SGA.
Shotokan is a Janpanese style of Karate. Classes are
taught by George Noone, second degree black belt from
the North American Karate Federation. Classes generally
meet on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:00
p.m. in the recreation room at Herlihy Hall. Wear
something comfortable and come on down
Club activities include attending training sessions given
by the NAKF, and one tournament every semester (enter-
ing is voluntary), followed by a year end banquet. Promo-
tion testing is given at the end of every semester for those
who feel ready. Club dues are considerably less than com-
mercial Karate schools. Beginners are welcome.
Society for the Advancement of Management
The Society for Advancement of Management (S.A.M.)
offers students seminars, speakers, films, socials and a
diversity of exciting presentations. As well, S.A.M. provides
interpersonal communication among peers and profes-
sionals in a formally structured organization. S.A.M. is
open to all students as it is believed that management is
applicable to all professions and essentially all aspects of
life. The challenging and rewarding experiences coming
from S.A.M. help to enhance the post-graduate careers of
The purpose of the Sociology Club is to promote interest
in the field of Sociology, encourage individual growth, and
offer an opportunity for interaction between faculty,
students, and the college community as a whole.
Special Education Club
The Special Education Club offers many opportunities
for college students to become involved in working with ex-
ceptional children and adults. Volunteers needed in many
The purpose of this Society is to promote friendship and
unity with all of our colleagues; to lessen apathy, and to
promote a mood of cooperation among all people in our in-
stitution of higher education.
Townhouse Board of Governors
The main goal of the Townhouse Board of Governors is
to unite residents and to help them have parties, host
barbecues, and hold softball games. The B.O.G. recom-
mends suggestions to Student Government and the ad-
ministration for the purposes of intensifying the on-campus
experience in the unique, family-style townhouses.
The Veterans Club was organized in the Spring of 1983
at Fitchburg State College.
The club arose out of a need for a group to represent the
veterans to the school administration.
The main thrust of the club has been membership
recruiting and providing a social outlet for veterans. In addi-
tion, the club disseminates information concerning finan-
cial aid available to veterans.
Have you ever thought about what college students do
on a Thursday night besides party? Well, many people par-
ty in the gym by playing volleyball.
This club is open to both men and women who enjoy
playing volleyball. You don't have to be great at the sport,
just knowing how to hit the ball and how to have a good
time will insure that you enjoy yourself.
Most meetings are held on Thursday nights but times
and days may vary. Check out the Volleyball Club, it's a
great way to meet people.
You may also join one of the three student-run publica-
tions or the radio station.
Campus Center, Lower Level, Rm. BC-17
The Strobe is the FSC newspaper, written, designed,
and managed by students. The purpose of the Stobe is to
provide any interested FSC student with an opportunity to
gain practical journalism experience. All are invited to sub-
mit articles dealing with any aspect of college life, be it a
hard news story about rent increases by neighborhood
landlords, a sport's story, or a light feature about arts and
Full-time undergraduate FSC students only are eligible
for Editor positions on the staff. However, any and all per-
sons are encouraged to submit material for publication.
See H. Obermeyer,Conlon Bldg.,Rm. 319
or J. McGrail, Miller Hall, Rm. 21
If you lean toward the creative side of writing, poetry,
drawing, or photography, Scrimshaw, 'FSC's literary
magazine, is for you.
The Scrimshaw is a professionally produced publication
displaying the collective imagination of FSC. Contributions
usually must be in by the end of the Fall Semester and it is
published in the Spring. Editorial positions are available
through Student Government.
If you consider it art, then it belongs in the Scrimshaw.
Hammond Building, Lower Level, Rm. B-14
After you graduate, you'll have a Saxifrage to help you
relive your days at FSC.
The Saxifrage Yearbook welcomes student
photographers, writers, illustrators, designers, and editors
to help record the events of the school year. Your contribu-
tions to the Saxifrage will provide you with portfolio material
in professional, permanent form.
Hammond Building, 3rd floor, Rm. 315-317
WXPL is the student-run radio station at Fitchburg State
College. Complete with sophisticated broadcasting equip-
ment and an extensive album library, WXPL broadcasts on
the FM radio band at 91.3 FM.
All students are encouraged to visit the WXPL studios
and become active members of one of the most exciting
organizations on the Fitchburg State Campus. Once a
member, students can audition for air time, or become in-
volved with one of the many behind-the-scenes aspects of
the station such as production, programming and music, or
join one of the departments such as business, public rela-
tions or underwriting.
Other clubs on campus include...
Voices of Triumph
Women in Business
Recognition Process for Student Organizations
All student organizations wishing to operate on campus
are required to complete the college recognition process.
This process allows student organizations to be
acknowledged by the Student Government Association
and to apply for funds from the Association.
This recognition process provides a guideline for student
organizations to follow so they may be entitled to various
support services around campus such as the use of bulletin
boards and booths that can be set up in G-Lobby. These
guidelines also insure that organizations members unders-
tand their responsibilities as representatives of the College.
College Recognition Process
Submit current constitution and names of officers to the
Vice President of Student Affairs/designee.
Material will be given to Student Organization Commit-
tee for review and recommendation.
Student Organization Committee shall be made up of
two members of the Student Life Staff, one student, and
one faculty member.
Rights and Privileges of College Recognized
To use campus facilities;
To apply for office space on campus;
To use College name;
To access Post Office;
To sell/solicit on campus;
To apply for funds from SGA and others;
To use Business Office services;
To participate in the judicial process; and
To have an advisor.
Responsibilities of College Recognized Organizations:
To use the College Business Office for administration of
all college approved and raised monies;
To have a current constitution on file with the Vice
President of Student Services/designee which will include
at least the following;
Statement of purpose,
Election, officers, duties, recall procedure,
Source of funds, and
Amendment and ratification procedures;
To have a statement of purpose which is in accordance
with the goals and mission of Fitchburg State College;
To abide by the guidelines of the Student Organization
Committee available from the Vice President for Student
All College Committee
The All College Committee (ACC) offers you the
opportunity to participate in making the rules that:
Govern student conduct; Determine academic progress
and graduation standards; and Develop and change
The ACC is composed of three students, five faculty
members, and three administrators. You may apply to
serve on ACC by contacting the Student Government
Association. As a student member, you share equal voting
power with faculty and administrative members in
forwarding recommendations to the President.
Through SGA you may also apply for a position on one of
the following ACC Standing Committees:
Academic Policies; Curriculum; Student Affairs; or Long
All matters coming before the ACC are referred for
preliminary discussion and vote to these subcommittees.
The All College Committee usually meets the first
Wednesday of the month during the academic year. The
Standing Committees usually meet on the third
Wednesday of the month. You are encouraged to
participate either as an appointed voting member, or as an
observer, since all meetings are open to everyone.
You may bring a proposal before the ACC yourself or as
part of a recognized student group. Proposals may also be
brought before the council by any member of the staff,
faculty, or administration.
Student Government Association
SGA Office, Hammond Building, Lower Level, Rm. B-16
The Student Government Association includes all full
time students at Fitchburg State College.
The Student Government Association Council includes
an Executive Board, officers and representatives from
each class, officers from each residence hall and a
The Executive Board conducts SGA Council meetings
which are held every Tuesday during the semester at
7:00 pm in room G-04 of the Campus Center, distributes
the SGA budget which is funded by the student activity fee
you pay along with your tuition, and oversees and approves
the activities of campus student organizations. Executive
Board positions include President, Vice President,
Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Public
Information Officer, and Student Trustee.
Each class has a President, Vice President, Treasurer,
Secretary, and four Representatives to plan fundraising
activities and host special events. The Senior Class
organizes Senior Week at the end of Spring Semester for
Each Residence Hall has a President, Vice President,
Treasurer, and Secretary to sponsor hall activities, budget
residence hall dues, and determine judicial action. If you
have concerns about the quality of on-campus living, speak
to your floor or suite representative or a residence hall
The Commuter's Board has six positions: President,
Vice President, and one representative from each of the
four classes. The Commuter's Board is your SGA
representative body if you live off-campus in the college
neighborhood or if you commute from nearby towns. In
addition, the Board provides you with information on
renter's rights, encourages community relations (the
annual Thanksgiving raffle to benefit needy families is one
way) and will act on any problem or need you bring to their
All SGA Council members have voting power except for
the Treasurer and Secretary of each class and residence
SGA Council Meetings
The Tuesday night Council meetings are run formally,
based on Parlimentary Procedure. If, as an organization
member, you want to appeal to the Council for additional
funding, or if you want to speak to them as a group, you
would be wise to pick up a copy of Robert's Rules of
Parlimentary Procedure in the SGA office and look it over.
Generally, you may sit in the gallery and speak at an
SGA meeting after three Council members speak.
Knowledge of how the meetings are run will benefit your
understanding of the proceedings and help you to speak at
strategic points during Council discussion.
If you've read this far, then you probably have more than
a passing interest in student government and you might
consider running for an office. Many Council members run
for re-election unopposed during the Spring Elections
(Freshman elections are held in the Fall) and because they
are easily re-elected year after year the elections become
dull and uneventful.
Some positions on the ballot don't even have nominees!
So even if you campaign just to spice up the elections and
get the incumbents nervous, you'll become more
knowledgeable about democracy and self-governance
whether you win or lose.
Anthony Building, ext. 3314
The Department of Athletics at Fitchburg State College,
supported by an athletic fee, offers you the opportunity to
participate in activities at the varsity, intramural, and
recreational level in order to develop yourself as a person
first, a student second, an athlete third, and as a champion
The men's programs include competition in cross coun-
try, indoor track, spring track and field, football, soccer,
tennis, basketball, ice hockey and baseball. The women's
programs consist of teams in cross country, indoor track,
spring track and field, field hockey, tennis, volleyball,
basketball and softball. These sports have enjoyed national
and regional recognition as highly competitive NCAA Divi-
sion III teams.
Many student-athletes have been recongized for their
athletic achievements being named to various All-
American and All-New England teams. In addition, FSC is
a member of 10 intercollegiate athletic associations which
entitles successful Fitchburg teams to participate in tourna-
ment and championship play at the Division III level.
If you are interested in joining one of the athletic teams
listed above watch for notices around campus about pre-
season team meetings where you can talk to the coaches.
You may also visit the Athletic Office where Athletic Direc-
tor Elizabeth Kruczek and her staff always welcome new
members to the Falcon's family of athletes.
An active intramural program offers the opportunity for
you to participate in a wide range of sports in an at-
mosphere that stresses sportsmanship, fun, and enjoy-
merit. Team and individual competition is offered in such
sports as volleyball, basketball, bowling, ice/street hockey,
football, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. If you are interested
in forming a team, rosters can be obtained at the in-
tramural office (Anthony Building). The roster should be fill-
ed out and returned to the office before the scheduled
Recreational activities are provided to all students by
recommendations made to the Women's Athletic Associa-
tion and Men's Intramural Board. These organizations are
responsible for such activities as ice/roller skating parties,
splash parties, tennis and badminton tournaments, rac-
quetball nights, broom hockey, cross-country skiing and
many other sporting events. Open gym and open weight
room time is also available throughout the week for you to
use when a break from studying is needed.
The Women's Athletic Association
and the Men's Intramural Board
Intramurals and Recreational Activities are held under
the auspices of the Women's Athlietic Association (WAA)
and the Men's Intramural Board (MIB). As students at Fit-
chburg State College you are automatically a member of
the respective Association/Board. Elections for officers are
held each April.
Parkinson Gymnasium contains the weight room for
training and conditioning purposes and the office of the
certified Athletic Trainer. Outdoor facilities for the athletic
programs, located at the Robert G. Elliot Complex on Pearl
Hill Road, include fields for soccer, football, field hockey,
baseball and intramurals. Also available is a chem-turf
track, tennis courts, and outdoor basketball courts which
double as ice skating rinks during the winter season.
At McKay campus school, the gymnasium is utilized for
intramural activities and on the grounds is our new varsity
softball diamond. All ice programs are held at the George
Wallace Civic Center. The offices of the Department of
Athletics are housed in the Anthony Building on the main
campus directly across from Campus Security.
To play on an athletic team you must make "satisfactory
progress toward a baccalaureate degree." This is explain-
ed in the section "Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Pro-
gress" in the Academic Policies chapter of this handbook.
Fitchburg State College is a lot more than students and
professors. There are services on campus that assist you in
finding work after graduation, in ironing out any stressful
situations you may encounter, and in disciplining yourself
to do better in your classes.
These are support services; they are some of the most
vital gears in the well-oiled FSC machine. Help yourself to
what they have to offer, afterall, you deserve the best!
Academic Advising Center
Thompson Hall, 1st floor, rm. 11 5, Ext. 3321
The purpose of the Academic Advising Center is to help
you with academically related problems for which you see
no clear or obvious solution. You are invited to interpret the
phrase "academically related problems" however you
wish. For example, you may seek advising in one of the
Change of Major
Selection of a Major (for Undeclared Students)
Special Problems for Older Students
Support Group for Mature and Returning Students
Members of the teaching faculty serve as advisors at the
Academic Advising Center.
(Alternatives for Individual Development)
Hammond Building, 3rd floor, rm. 309, Ext. 3264
The Alternatives for Individual Development Program is
perfect for you if you possess the personal motivation and
the academic potential to receivea college education, but
have been denied this access because of economic or
educational disadvantages. The goals of the A.I.D. pro-
gram are to present the advantages Fitchburg State has to
offer and to help you on your way to graduation.
The A.I.D. program may recruit you if you demonstrate a
strong desire to pursue undergraduate studies and it will
provide you with ongoing assistance and support after you
are accepted into the College.
If accepted in the program you will receive supportive
services in developmental reading, writing skills,
mathematics, and tutoring in academic subjects.
Also included in the program are personal, career,
academic, and peer counseling, assistance in locating
financial resources, and in developing the sophistication
and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in college
Cultural enrichment is an integral part of these suppor-
tive services along with noted speakers for personal
Hammond Building, 2nd floor, (beyond Art Gallery),
The Fitchburg State College Alumni Association has a
dynamic and active organization on campus sponsoring
such programs as Merit Scholarships, group travel and in-
surance programs, career seminars, telethons and the an-
nual FSC Family Fair and Reunion.
The Association, comprised of 15,000 alumni, sponsors
a student VIV (Very Important Volunteer) Program whereby
you may become directly involved in the design and plann-
ing of various events and help in the production of the
"Contact," the alumni newsletter. You are encouraged to
become active in alumni affairs, and interact with alumni, in
preparation for your post-graduation involvement.
Power Plant Bldg.,Quad Entrance, Ext. 3111
The Campus Security Department is responsible for the
safety and security of the college community. The Depart-
ment is dedicated to protecting the life and property of you
and your fellow students, and the prevention and detection
As members of the college community, Campus Securi-
ty is working to make Fitchburg State College a safer col-
lege community, and serves the Campus with pride,
courtesy, and professionalism. Campus Security wants you
to be aware of these regulations if you own a car:
All parking facilities at Fitchburg State College are
regulated by authorized identification stickers available at
the Campus Security Office.
Overnight parking for students is restricted to Junior and
Senior students whose curriculum require travel to nursing,
teaching, or internship assignments.
Overnight parking is banned on all City streets from
December 1 to April 1 , or if a snow storm of 3 inches or
more occurs prior to December 1 .
More specific information is contained in the booklet en-
titled "Motor Vehicle Regulations" available at the Cam-
pus Security Office.
Career Services Center
Hammond Building, 3rd floor, rm. 313, Ext. 3151
The Career Services Center provides a variety of ser-
vices to complement your educational and career plann-
ing. The staff assists in increasing your self-understanding
and effectiveness in making career decisions. The
resources of the Center are also available to FSC alumni.
Among the services provided are: career counseling,
vocational testing consultation, seminars and workshops
on career planning and aspects of the job search, resume
critiques, part-time and full-time job vacancy postings,
credential services, and on-campus interviews. The Center
publishes a newsletter, The Edge, on a regular basis and
prepares an annual placement report on the graduating
The Center maintains an extensive library of career infor-
mation. The Career Resource Center contains numerous
materials to assist your career development, ranging from
booklets and brochures on occupations to company direc-
tories. The Resource Center can describe specific occupa-
tions, give labor market information about career
possibilities or provide you with background materials
about a particular organization. Specific job vacancies both
full-time and part-time are also found here and are posted
on the bulletin board between G-lobby and the Bookstore.
An extensive collection of standardized tests is also
housed in the Center. You may receive assistance in selec-
ting and utilizing tests in research, diagnosis, and
Several national programs of standardized testing are
administered through the Center: Graduate Record Ex-
aminations; College Level Examination Program
(CLEP/DANTES); National Teacher's Exam, Medical Col-
lege Admissions Test and Miller Analogies Test. You may
wish to participate in the CLEP/DANTES program which
awards college credit for successful completion of subject
The Center is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.
Hammond Building, 3rd floor, rm. 313, Ext. 3152
The Counseling Center staff provides a variety of ser-
vices for personal growth. You can be assisted toward ac-
tualizing your potential through increased self-
understanding, effective decision making, and creative
A wide range of personal concerns are addressed in-
cluding: lack of self-confidence, parental pressures, anxie-
ty, stress, depression, relationships and personal crises.
Short term individual and group counseling sessions are
available as well as topical workshops. All meetings and
records are completely confidential.
The Center also provides referrals for students needing
Psychological emergencies are handled at any time by
Burbank Hospital Emergency Room, phone 343-5080.
Part of the Counseling Services is ACCESS:
ACCESS is Students Helping Students, a group of
dedicated students trained to help other students at FSC.
ACCESS staff members are available if you need someone
to talk to or someone to assist you in accessing the
resources of the campus. In the fall, they serve as co-
leaders in the Freshman Family Program. Throughout the
year they are available to you on a drop in basis and con-
duct workshops on such topics as: Assertiveness Training,
Relaxation, Stress Management, and Study Skills. The AC-
CESS office is located just outside room 313 also and the
drop in hours are posted.
Disabled Student Services
Power Plant Building Ext. 3115
The Disabled Student Services Office is committed to
promoting awareness and respect for the rights and pro-
ductive aspirations of all members of the College Com-
munity. The office strives to accommodate the individual
needs of disabled students through coordination of existing
campus and community services.
You are encouraged to arrange a preorientation inter-
view with Disabled Student Services to determine any
special accommodations you may require.
All students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to
actively participate in all programs and activities of the
Available services include awareness workshops on
disability-related issues for faculty and students, and an in-
formation library on college and community services per-
taining to students with disabilities. Also, Disabled Student
Services works with the Student Affairs Office in maintain-
ing a support pool of personal care attendants and
volunteers who will assist disabled students in need of
escorts, notetakers, readers, etc.
Financial Aid Office
Sanders Bldg., Lower Level, Ext. 3156, 3157
Fitchburg State College administers and coordinates a
variety of financial aid programs. You should begin applica-
tion procedures well in advance of the term for which you
are seeking assistance and should observe the deadline
for the various programs for which you plan to apply.
If you are interested in specific programs or if you wish to
seek specific or updated information, you should consult
the Financial Aid Office as early as possible for assistance
in your financial aid planning.
To remain eligible for Financial Aid. You must make
"satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree."
This is explained in the section "Maintaining Satisfactory
Academic Progress" in the Academic Policies chapter of
Food Service by DAKA
Holmes Dining Commons, Ext. 3229 or
Phone (617) 345-2551
Daka provides a variety of food services at the College
including the resident program in the Holmes Dining Com-
mons, the Campus Center Cafeteria, a vending program
and a Pizza Shop. As an on-campus resident which you
may purchase, on a per semester basis, a 7-day meal
Off-campus students who live nearby may also wish to
purchase one of the resident student meal plans. If you
would like to do this, send the proper payment along with
your semester bill or visit the Business Office early in the
semester to make arrangements. You may also purchase
the 5-day lunch plan which entitles you to eat lunch every-
day from Monday through Friday.
The student food service committee welcomes sugges-
tions on everything from food quality to atmosphere and
helps make the food service staff responsive to your many
You should be aware of the following policy that has
been established to ensure an enjoyable dining at-
mosphere for you.
If there are grievances of any kind about the food service
in any of its locations, contact one of the following:
Food Service Director
Holmes Dining Commons
(617) 345-2151, Ext. 3229; or/
Any member of the student food service committee
(names available from Vice President for Student Affairs,
or the Treasurer). The food committee meets regularly and
will discuss all concerns from nutrition to noise.
If the grievances seem unattended, contact Dr. Lon
Vickers, Vice President for Student Affairs.
In the event of unruly behavior in the dining areas such
as loud or prolonged disturbances; throwing of food; verbal
harassment of the food service staff or other members of
the college community or its guests, the manager or super-
visor has the right to ask the offending party to leave the
premises or to pursue disciplinary action through the Cam-
pus Judicial Board.
Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action, and the
permanent revocation of the right to eat in the dining areas
with no refund of any monies paid after the normal refund
Sneaking someone into the dining areas to eat or the
use of one student's meal ticket by another are offenses
subject to campus judicial board action. Visiting friends are
more than welcome to eat in the cafeteria as long as they
pay a small fee.
Less severe problems such as repeated disregard of re-
quests to return trays, clean tables when finished or
respect furniture or other diners may be handled
Offended students should take it upon themselves to
speak to the offending party. Given the pressures of col-
lege life, this is a courteous way to let off steam.
Should a request go unheeded, the food service super-
visor may be contacted. He/she will sit down with the offen-
ding party and explain the need for cooperation by outlining
this policy. At this point the supervisor has the right to ask
to see the meal ticket belonging to the offending party.
If the warning is not heeded, the supervisor may repeat
the warning, ask the offending party to leave the dining
area, or initiate judicial board action through the Student
Any abuse of this policy or disregard of a request to leave
the dining area may result in the calling of Campus
281 Highland Ave., (61 7) 345-2688.
The Newman Center provides the presence of the
Church on the Fitchburg State College campus. Located
across from the Sanders Administration Building on
Highland Avenue, the Center was designed to be a
religious, cultural, and social gathering place for the Col-
Through the efforts of its staff, the Center offers a
climate where you can raise basic questions without fear,
receive an honest response to an individual need, and
have a home where you can relax in a small informal
Father Richard Lewandowski is the Chaplain of the
Center, Deacon Benjamin Nogueira is the associate
chaplain, and Lois Nogueira is the Pastoral Associate.
They are available for counseling and spiritual direction.
Anthony Building, Ext. 3304
"Be All You Can Be", Army ROTC (Reserve Officer
Training Corps) can help. ROTC is a program offered on
campus enabling college men and women to become com-
missioned officers. As students pursue academic curricula
of their choice, they supplement these studies with ROTC
instruction. Academic credit is awarded. Obligations to the
Army are not necessarily incurred.
ROTC enhances a student's education by providing uni-
que leadership and management training along with prac-
tical experience. It helps a student develop qualities basic
to success in an Army or civilian career. Nursing students
have special opportunities with a summer practicum in a
military hospital. Voluntary adventure oriented activities
such as rappelling are also conducted.
Army ROTC can provide financial assistance. Four,
three and two year scholarships are available on a com-
petitive basis. All students currently or not now enrolled in
ROTC classes may apply. Each scholarship pays all col-
lege tuition and required educational fees plus provides
money for books and a monthly subsistence allowance of
up to $1 ,000 a year. Other financial aid comes from a sub-
sistence allowance paid to all ROTC students their last two
years in the program. A variety of other monetary help is
The ROTC program is flexible. There are many options
to meet the personal goals of every student. The program
is divided into two parts. The first two years, with no military
committent is called the Basic Course. Students with
military experience or who attend an ROTC Basic Camp
may be exempt from this. The final two years of ROTC is
called the Advanced Course. Graduates of the advanced
couse are comminssioned as officers. They may serve in
the Active Army or part time as members of the National
Guard or Army Reserve.
Student Affairs Office
Sanders Bldg.,Main floor, rm. 222, Ext. 3130, 3131
The Student Affairs Office is the chief office for student
services. Services include programs for handicapped
students, judicial systems, and new student orientation.
Moreover, this office is responsible for seeing that you
receive personal attention and find solutions or alternatives
to non-academic problems.
In a broader sense the Student Affairs Office is responsi-
ble for your development. This includes opportunities
which challenge and facilitate student growth. We try to en-
sure an environment which promotes serious learning and
encourages a searching, curious attitude. We also strive to
create a mutually supportive college community that
stimulates growth of the academic and social personality.
Moreover, this office is responsible for seeing that you
receive personal attention and find solutions or alternatives
to non-academic problems.
In a broader sense the Student Affairs Office is responsi-
ble for your development. This includes opportunities
which challenge and facilitate student growth. We try to en-
sure an environment which promotes serious learning and
encourages a searching, curious attitude. We also strive to
create a mutually supportive college community that
stimulates growth of the academic and social personality.
Study Skills Centers
Hammond Building, 3rd floor
Your reading speed can be doubled up to as much as
550 words per minute, you will be able to understand and
enjoy what you read more, and your vocabulary can im-
prove dramatically if you take advantage of the
Developmental Reading Center.
These goals can be achieved if you register for the one-
credit personal reading improvement course offered at the
Center. Just three hours a week working with
professionally-trained reading specialists, their tutorial
assistants, and a collection of traditional and multi-media
training devices is all you need to master your reading
The English Department operates a Writing Skills Center
where you may get help at any time for your writing pro-
blems. You can be assisted in all stages of the writing pro-
cess from prewriting to proofreading and in reviewing con-
ventions of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
If you desire assistance you may voluntarily apply to the
Center. A wide variety of programs and instructional
materials are offered by the Writing Skills Center.
The Math Skills Center is located just around the corner
from the Writing and Developmental Reading Centers.
Here you can receive tutoring in basic math, geometry,
algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. The Math Department
runs the Math Skills Center and supplies instructors, tutors
and basic texts to help ease your apprehensions about the
world of numbers.
Note and test taking, memory aiding techniques, and
time management are just four of the seventeen essential
skills you can learn in the Developmental Reading Center.
The staff of the center realizes your study time at college is
limited and so while at the Center you will not spend
valuable hours working with materials or learning skills
below your potential.
The Developmental Reading Center provides multi-
media and computer-assisted devices to benefit your learn-
ing experience the most.
The Developmental Reading Center requires you to sign
up for three one-hour sessions per week when scheduling
Come check out the Developmental Reading, Writing,
Math, and Study Skills Centers! A visit could make a big
difference in what you get out of your college education.
Anthony Building, ext. 3216
If you become ill, have a minor accident, or need advice
on birth control or other medical information, the Health
Service's friendly efficient staff of certified medical person-
nel is prepared to serve you.
The Health Service is funded by your Student Health Fee
and is organized to meet the health needs of all
undergraduate students during the academic year. Be sure
to bring your student ID with you when visiting the Health
The Health Service is located in the Anthony Building
and the phone number is (617) 345-2151, ext. 3216. The
hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Appointments: 8:00— 10:00 am and 1:30— 4:00 pm
Appointments with the M.D.: Mon. and Fri.
12:30— 2:30 pm; Tue. 4:00— 6:00 pm
Walk-in Hours: 10:00 a.m.— 12:00 noon and
4:00—8:00 pm every day
Appointments should be made for all non-emergency
problems, whenever possible. If you can't keep an appoint-
ment, please call so your time can be given to another
The Health Service is staffed by:
A Family Practice Physician available for direct consulta-
tion three days a week, and telephone consultation five
days a week.
Two Nurse Practitioners certified in family practice who
will see patients for medical, gynecological, and orthopedic
problems. The Nurse Practitioner will also be available for
Family Planning service (by appointment), allergy injec-
tions as prescribed by a physician, immunizations, tuber-
culosis testing, and blood drawing at the request of your
personal physician or a Health Service staff physician.
A Certified Medical Assistant who is available full-time to
assist in office procedures and do lab testing for urinalysis,
some gynecological infections, occult blood, anemia,
diabetes, pregnancy and mononucleosis..
All other lab procedures are sent to Canberra
Laboratories and will be charged to your medical
Before you are allowed to begin classes at FSC an ad-
mission health history/physical form must be completed by
your physician and placed on file in the Health Service to
guarantee your continued eligibility. The Health Service
personnel themselves do not give routine physical ex-
aminations except when they are required for school-
related activities such as nursing clinicals and teaching
All of your medical records and Health Service visits are
completely confidential. No information is released to
anyone, including college authorities or parents, without
your prior permission.
You may also use, free of charge and with instructions
for use included, these items:
Referral services to medical, dental, and mental health
professionals are also available when necessary.
During walk-in hours you should make an appointment
as it will save you a long wait; however you may not have to
wait at all during those hours when the Health Service is
not busy. Walk-in hours are for non-emergency situations
such as immunizations, sprains, flu symptoms, sore
throats, etc. which are usually handled by the Nurse
Health emergencies occurring on campus should be
referred immediately to the Health Service if they occur
between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. After 8:00 pm you may
contact Campus Security at ext. 3111 and make ar-
rangements to be taken to Burbank Hospital.
Here are some areas where the Health Services can be
of specific help to you:
If you are pregnant and are considering an abortion,
make an appointment for assistance in arranging for one. It
is important that you have an opportunity to discuss your
options, thus, do not delay in seeking counseling.
If you are already under the care of an outside physician,
allergy injections will be administered if you provide your
own allergy extracts and detailed instructions from your
allergist on dosage, frequency, etc.
It remains your responsibility to provide transportation to
Burbank Emergency Room. If an ambulance is required for
transportation in an emergency, you may ask the Campus
Security or residence hall desk worker to phone one. If you
are off-campus at the time of the emergency then phone
Montachusett Ambulance Service at (617) 343-6401. All
ambulance charges are your responsibility.
Birth Control and Pregnancy Testing
Contraception, counseling, and family planning are pro-
vided in complete confidentiality if you desire it.
The Nurse Practitioner will help you evaluate and use the
contraceptive method you select. This is your decision,
therefore, it is wise to make an appointment and discuss
the method of choice best suited for you. Birth control pills
and the diaphragm are prescription methods. Each require
internal examination and periodic check-ups which can be
done at the Health Service by appointment only.
Free pregnancy testing is also available. If it has been six
weeks since your last menstrual period, limit your fluid in-
take and bring in the first morning urine specimen. Results
will be available later that day. If the results are positive, the
Health Service will, upon request, counsel and advise you.
If you are a woman you should have an annual routine
gynecological check-up and pap smear. For acute vaginal
irritation or menstrual problems, the Nurse Practitioner can
help you if you make an appointment. If special expertise is
required you will then be referred to your own gynecologist
or an area gynecologist.
The Health Fair has become an annual event with
booths, demonstrations, and information of available cam-
pus and community health related services. You may sit in
on individual or group discussion sessions on health-
related subjects or casually inquire about any health con-
cerns you may have.
You may get a Tetanus-Diptheria immunization from the
Health Service without charge as they are needed every 1
years. Other immunizations such as measles and rubella
are available and you may be charged for these. Providing
the Health Service with a record of your previous im-
munizations will help avoid repetition and delay. A rubella
titre to determine susceptibility to rubella can be done on
Laboratory Tests and X-rays
Most tests and x-rays are done by an outside laboratory
and local hospital. The exceptions are wet preps,
urinalysis, pregnancy tests, mononucleosis testing, anemia
and diabetes testing, which are done at the Health Service
without charge. Payment for other tests is your responsibili-
ty and is not covered by the student health fee. Results of
laboratory tests are usually available within a few days with
the exception of those tests done at the Health Service
which may be obtained later the same day. Some other
tests may require two or more days to process.
You may obtain test results by coming to the clinic or by
phoning Monday-Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm or the results will
be sent to you via campus mail. In some cases you will be
asked to return to the clinic to review the results with the
doctor or Nurse Practitioners.
You are expected to provide your own medications. If a
prescription is needed, arrangements will be made with a
pharmacy (there are several in the area) from which you
can obtain the medication.
Referrals are sometimes made to outside physicians and
dentists for consultations and treatment of special pro-
blems. These outside referrals are not included in the stu-
dent health fee and payment is your responsibility. They
are often covered by private health insurance or school
sponsored health insurance.
You should have a Mantoux skin test every year as it is a
requirement for admission and for student teaching. A
small amount of tuberculin purified protein derivative (man-
toux) is painlessly injected right below the skin surface.
Forty-Eight hours later you must have the injection site
checked by the Student Health Service staff or the test is
incomplete. Failure to return requires a repeat injection.
Chest x-rays are required if you have had a previous
positive skin test. Appointments can be made for a free
chest x-ray with the Health Service secretary.
The Health Service provides routine diagnostic testing
and treatment for gonorrhea and syphilis. If you think you
may have been exposed to either make an appointment so
the necessary examination can be done and lab tests
ordered. Treatment is in strict confidentiality.
Student Health Insurance
You are covered under your parents insurance policy up
to the age of 1 9 unless your parents pay an extra premium.
When you turn 19, school insurance should be considered.
You should not confuse the student health fee with
health insurance. The health fee is mandatory and covers
only your visits to the Health Service on campus. Health in-
surance helps to cover hospitalization, diagnostic testing,
and outside consultations.
An inexpensive policy is highly recommended if you do
not already have insurance or are no longer covered by
your parent's policy. This policy covers you for the calendar
year September 1 (or from the date of application after
September 1) through August 31 both at home and away
from school. You can get a pamphlet describing the school
policy from the Health Service.
Health Service Committee
The Health Service Committee consists of the following
eight members: five positions held by full-time FSC
students, one faculty member, one administrator, and one
health care provider. Members are appointed by the Stu-
dent Government Association. The responsibilities of this
committee are to:
Receive and review requests and recommendations
from all segments of the college community;
Collect data concerning utilization of serivces;
Audit peer review;
Receive, review, and respond to student's
Develop and submit yearly Health Service budget to
be approved by the College President and Board of
Provide periodic reports to the College President
together with recommendations for ongoing improve-
ment of the Health Services.
Periodically review the functioning of the system and
effectiveness of the health care providers;
If you have any concerns or suggestions, please feel free
to share them with the Health Service staff or with a Health
Service Committee member (a list of members is available
at the Health Service).
If you are interested in becoming a committee member,
please notify the Health Service. Meetings are open to all
The Residence Life Program at Fitchburg State College
is one of the finest in Massachusetts, offering a variety of
services and programs to assist students with their educa-
tional, personal, and developmental needs.
Housing approximately 380 students, Aubuchon Hall is
our all female residence facility. The Hall offers a variety of
special conveniences. Each floor has a television, laundry
facilities and a kitchen area. The first floor offers a full kit-
chen, lounge, and study area.
Russell Towers, a co-educational facility, houses more
than 400 residents. The building is comprised of 36 suites
with approximately 12 residents per suite. Each suite has a
kitchen and lounge area. This suite arrangement offers a
unique opportunity to form close knit communities within
the larger Russell Towers community. In addition, each
Tower contains lounges with televisions and study areas. A
laundry room, bicycle room, weight room, and pool table
area are also available to Russell Towers residents.
Herlihy Hall, housing approximately 140 co-educational
residents, is the smallest and oldest of our Residence
Halls. Its six wings offer lounges and study rooms. A televi-
sion lounge, full kitchen, large recreation room, and laun-
dry room are located in the basement.
The Town House Apartment Complex
The Town Houses are the newest of our residence
facilities. This seven building complex, primarily comprised
of upperclass students, is located in a beautifully land-
scaped area. Each apartment consists of a living/kitchen
area, one and one-half baths and separate bedrooms. The
Town Houses offer a very special living opportunity.
The Residence Life Program recognizes and rewards
academic and student leadership achievement by pro-
viding an Honors House. Entrance into this beautifully
renovated house is based on a competitive selection pro-
cess. For the 1986-87 year this will be an all-women
All residence facilities are staffed by Resident Assistants
and a Resident Director. Resident Assistants are generally
upperclass students who have been highly trained in such
areas as peer counseling and referral, crisis intervention,
emergency response, and programming. Their primary
responsibilities are to assist residents in getting the most
out of their Residence Hall experience through maintaining
an environment conducive to academic pursuits, providing
educational and social programs, and assisting residents in
adapting to a group living situation. Resident Assistants are
supervised by Resident Directors. These full time profes-
sional staff members, who are responsible for the overall
functioning of the Residence Life Program, are also
available to assist residents with their personal/academic
In order to enhance the residential living experience, a
variety of educational, social, and cultural programs are of-
fered in the Residence Halls. Many of these programs are
Living/Learning Programs which are workshops, seminars,
and discussion groups, utilizing on-campus and outside
resources. Living/Learning Programs, offered on a regular
basis, are designed to complement the resident's
All residence facilities are governed by Hall Councils,
which are an integral part of the decision making process
within the Residence Halls. The Councils, comprised of
elected representatives and a Central executive board are
responsible for enhancing the quality of Residence Hall
life. The Councils accomplish this through surveying
students regarding their interests and concerns, providing
for Hall improvement projects, working with staff to
establish policies and procedures, and coordinating a wide
variety of social activities. In order to sponsor activities and
improvement projects, the Councils request an activity fee
from all their residents.
The Residence Life Judicial Board
The Residence Life Judicial Board is comprised of eight
representative students and a Resident Director who is
both a member and an advisor. Student representatives
are selected through a competitive interview process at the
beginning of each academic year. All infractions of rules
and regulations, set forth in this handbook, occurring within
the Residence Halls, are potentially within the jurisdiction
of the Residence Life Judicial Board. In practice, a resident
may be called into, or request, an administrative hearing as
opposed to appearing before the Board.
The purpose of the Board is to promote responsibility.
Residents have the opportunity to have their cases heard
by a group of their peers in cases in which no immediate
administrative response is required. The decision to bring a
case in front of the Judicial Board is made by the resi-
dents) involved, the Resident Assistant, the Resident
Director, and the Director of Residence Life.
Possible sanctions of the Judicial Board range from war-
ning letters up to and including eviction from Residence
Life. As this is an educational institution, it is important to
realize that most Judicial Board sanctions will involve some
sort of community service.
All rooms are furnished with a bed, an extra long mat-
tress (so do not try to use fitted sheets), desk, chair, book
shelves, closet, bureau, and shades. You must supply bed
linens, towels, wastebaskets, lamps and curtains, if you
We also encourage you to bring posters, plants, rugs,
stereos and anything else that will assist in personalizing
your room. Waterbeds are not permitted in any residence
Chances are you will be living with another person or per-
sons whom you do not know. Even if you were friends
before, there are going to be some differences in lifestyles
and preferences. The best way to deal with roommate con-
flicts is to prevent them from happening. Do yourself a
favor and take a few minutes to share your lifestyle with
your roommate(s). Silence is not golden when you are
sharing a room. So, speak a few words today and avoid an
argument tomorrow. The key to working out an agreeable
living situation is cooperation.
Here are some tips to keep the channels of communica-
tion open throughout the year:
Be willing to share some of your belongings but let ech
other know what you do and do not want to share.
Agree on some ground rules regarding visitors, study
times, and private space.
Make a point of introducing your roommate(s) to your
Make a point of inviting your roommate(s) to join you
in doing something you like to do.
Try not to ridicule each other's faults, but help each
other to improve.
Try to think of each other as individuals and learn how
to respect each other's individuality.
Residence Life Regulations
Each residence facility is staffed by clean-
ing/maintenance workers. This staff is responsible for or-
dinary day to day cleaning of all public areas (lounges,
bathrooms, hallways, etc.). They are not, however, respon-
sible for providing a personal maid service, nor are they ex-
pected to clean up areas you may have abused.
Take care in using all public space appropriately. In addi-
tion to cleaning, maintenance is provided on a regular
basis, based on a priority system. In order to insure that
maintenance of common areas is occurring as needed, be
certain you report all maintenance problems to your Resi-
dent Assistant as soon as possible.
The Resident Assistant for your area will give you a room
inventory sheet for your room when you move in. You have
the opportunity to add any damages or comment on the
condition of the room before returning it to your Resident
Assistant. Regular inspections of your room will be made
by your Resident Assistant to ensure that it is meeting
health and safety standards. When you move out of your
room, you must have your room checked out by your Resi-
dent Assistant. All residents must make an appointment
with their Resident Assistant in order to complete the in-
ventory sheet before moving out of the Residence Halls.
Any student failing to do so will forfeit their damage
deposit. Damages, if any, will be reported and the amount
will be deducted from your deposit return. Public areas will
be assessed in a similar manner and persons responsible
for damage in these areas will be charged. Where it is not
possible to identify a responsible party, all persons in the
area or hall will be assessed a portion of the damage
charge. It is in your best interest to report any incidents in-
volving damage immediately
You will receive keys when you check into the Residence
Hall. These keys are your responsibility until you move out.
In order to assist in maintaining safety within the Residence
Halls, your lock cylinder will be changed, at your cost, if
your key is lost or stolen. Keys may not be duplicated. If a
student has been found to have duplicated a key they will
be subject to administrative action.
Safety and Security
Although the Residence Life Program endeavors to
maintain a safe and secure environment, most of it is up to
you. Here are some hints for maintaining safety:
Always lock your door and take your keys, even during
Report any suspicious looking persons within your
Hall to Campus Police, the Desk Manager, or the Resi-
dent Assistant on duty.
At night, when the front doors are locked, do not let
strangers into the building.
Never give out any information regarding another
Try not to walk on the streets alone at night. If you
must, tell a friend where you are going and when you
will be back.
Make a list of all your personal property including
identifying serial numbers and manufacturer.
Record the number of all credit cards and checking
accounts. Also, keep the addresses of these com-
panies and banks to notify them in case of theft.
Keep money and valuables in a secure place. The col-
lege is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
A little common sense can go a long way in making
your living environment a safer place in which to live.
All resident students, with the exception of Town House
residents, are required to purchase a meal plan. If you
have any suggestions about the food or service, contact
your Food Service Committee representative or the Food
Each semester you will receive a meal ticket number
that is placed on your College ID. You must present this
number to be admitted to the dining hall for each meal. If
you should lose your College ID a temporary ID can be ob-
tained from your Resident Assistant.
If you are involved with student teaching or have classes
that conflict with meal times, please make arrangements
with the Food Service staff for a bag lunch or an early/late
Sick trays may be obtained by you for a roommate or
friend who is ill. You must present a sick tray slip which is
signed by your Resident Assistant, along with your College
Please notify the Food Service of any special dietary
needs. Members of the Food Service staff are available to
help with the planning and preparation of special diets for
students who are vegetarians or who have health problems
affecting their diet.
Fire Drill Procedures
Your cooperation in following the procedures listed
below may be important in saving your life or the lives of
other residents of the Hall if a fire or similar disaster should
occur. In addition to these procedures, fire exit routes from
each area will be posted and must be followed. It is the
responsibility of every resident to be familiar with these pro-
cedures and observe them fully when the alarm sounds.
Remember, you have no way of knowing the fire alarm is
false, so you must respond immediately whenever the
Close windows and open drapes.
Leave lights on
Wear coat or a blanket and hard-soled shoes.
Carry a towel (to place over face in case of smoke).
Close and lock door.
Proceed to your designated exit point.
If you are not in your room, follow exit procedures for
the area which you are in.
Assemble outside in the place assigned to your area.
Fire Safety Equipment
Each Residence Hall has a fire alarm system directly
connected to the Fitchburg Fire Department. Fire hoses,
heat and smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, alarms, and
exit signs are present. Fire safety procedures and exit
routes are posted in each Hall. Fire drills are held on a
Tampering with fire safety equipment, setting a fire, or
setting a false alarm are serious offenses punishable by
eviction from the Residence Halls as well as further judicial
action. Fire doors in halls and stairwells must remain
closed at all times.
Policies and Procedures
All violations of the policies and procedures outlined
below are subject to disciplinary action which could lead to
loss of residency privileges.
In compliance with Massachusetts State Law, consump-
tion of alcoholic beverages is banned in all public areas of
the Residence Halls. This includes lounges, stairwells,
hallways, bathrooms, etc. In addition, alcohol consumption
and open containers are prohibited in any public area in Fit-
chburg. Violations of this city ordinance can result in a
$200.00 fine. In accordance with these rulings and the cur-
rent drinking age of 21 , residents and their visitors who are
under 21 may not consume alcohol in the Residence Halls,
nor carry alcoholic beverages into the Residence Halls. No
kegs, beerballs, or other common sources of beer will be
allowed in any Fitchburg State College residence facility at
Cooking appliances may not be used in student rooms at
any time due to the danger of fire from electrical overload.
The following appliances are permitted in the Residence
Halls: portable electric hairdryers; portable, apartment size
refrigerators (not to exceed 2 amps); razors; radios; por-
table television sets; tape recorders; stereos; popcorn pop-
pers; and coffee makers. Both the appliance and cord used
in connection with it must be UL approved. Popcorn pop-
pers and coffee makers are to be used in kitchen areas
Athletic endeavors within the general area of the
Residence Halls are prohibited unless authorized by the
Residence Hall Staff.
Parking is limited to students who must travel off-campus
for academic reasons. If you think you may qualify for a
parking sticker, see Campus Police.
Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their
rooms and must maintain reasonable sanitation and safety
standards. Waste materials should be removed regularly.
Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms.
Rooms will be checked periodically for cleanliness by the
Residence Hall staff. Rooms which are not clean upon
room inspection must be cleaned within 24 hours. Rooms
not cleaned upon vacating the premises will be charged a
cleaning charge of at least $25.00. Lack of cleanliness or
regular maintenance of student rooms during the year may
result in the termination of residency privileges.
All illegal drugs are prohibited in the Residence Halls.
Quiet Hours are established in order to promote an at-
mosphere conducive to educational pursuits. In any group
living situation, such as a residence facility, residents must
be cognizant of the rights of others, including members of
the surrounding Fitchburg community. In each residence
facility, quiet hours begin at 9:00 pm on week nights and at
midnight on weekend nights. On all days they extend until
9:00 am. During this time residents must: 1) keep their
stereos low such that they cannot be heard outside the
resident's room; 2) keep doors closed when entertaining
guests; and 3) remain quiet in hallways, suites, and
lounges. Excessive noise and/or music is not to be heard
outside windows at any time, day or night.
During exam periods, 24 hour quiet is established in all
Residence Halls. The guidelines outlined above apply to
Residence Halls are designed for the use of resident
students who pay room and board charges for services and
privileges. For this reason, nonresident guests cannot be
permitted on a permanent basis. Visitation privileges are
limited to no more than a 48 hour period within one weeks
All nonresidents who intend to stay overnight must
adhere to the sign-in policy. The host resident is responsi-
ble for the nonresident's actions while in the building. If
another resident's bed or room are to be used, permission
for use must be obtained in writing from the resident prior
to the guest's arrival. This permission statement must be
filed with the Resident Assistant on duty.
A party is defined as any gathering from which noise or
persons extend beyond the confines of a person's room or
apartment. Written applications, available in the Hall office,
for parties of any nature in any location within the
Residence Halls must be delivered to the Resident Director
preferably 24 hours in advance or at least by 7:00 pm on
the day/evening of the function. In requesting permission to
hold a party, the party sponsors must discuss their host
responsibilities with the Resident Director.
The party sponsor(s) must be in attendance at the event
at all times. All party guests must be 21 years old or over
and have a valid I.D. for functions where alcohol is served.
In addition, all policies concerning alcohol pertain to parties
within the Residence Halls.
The size of the party must be limited. Preventive
measures must be taken before the event to insure that the
party will not become too large. Sponsors must always be
aware of the number of people in attendance and take ef-
fective measures to correct the situation should the
number of people in attendance go over the specified limit.
Sponsors should take the necessary actions to respond
to any complaints resulting from the party (such as the
noise level). Sponsors risk the possibility of having to close
down an event if complaints are not responded to in an ap-
No pets are permitted in the Residence Halls, with the
exception of small tropical fish.
Physical Assaults, Interference, Harrassment of
This includes any action which may subject a student or
other person to physical or mental danger or harm, or en-
danger him/her in any way. This is grounds for Residence
Life, Judicial Board or administrative action.
The sign-in policy is for the protection of the residents. It
is designed to prevent strangers from wandering around
the building, harassing residents, or causing damage.
Each Residence Hall, with the exception of the Town
Houses, has a sign-in policy. When the desk is open,
nonresidents must sign-in at the front desk and wait there
until the host resident arrives to escort the nonresident
upstairs. Never sign-in someone you do not know well or
who will not be remaining in your company at all times. You
are responsible for those you sign-in, or let in the building.
Commercial activities, solicitation, or advertisement by
either an on or off campus organization are not permitted in
the buildings or on the grounds of the College Residence
Halls except when permission has been specifically
granted by the Director of Residence Life.
Solicitation refers to any and all activities which result in
personal profit by the individuals or groups involved. Profit
may refer to either fiscal gain or nonfiscal gain.
Unrestricted door to door solicitation is seen as an inva-
sion of privacy. For this reason, only when advanced con-
tact has been made with the Director of Residence Life and
permission granted, may nonresident solicitors be allowed
to contact residents and then only via an information booth
in the lobby area.
Residents of a building may obtain permission from the
Residence Hall Director to solicit within the halls, as deem-
ed apropriate by the Director of that building.
Use and Treatment of Permises
No objects may be dropped or thrown from windows.
Screens must be kept in windows at all times. Residents
may not enter upon, cross, or use roof tops. Tampering
with locks and altering or duplicating college keys are pro-
hibited. Lounge furniture may not be moved to residents'
rooms or another area in the hall without the Resident
The possession or use of firearms, ammunition, or any
instrument which could inflict bodily harm is strictly pro-
hibited in the Residence Halls and is a violation of city,
state and college laws.
The Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) has two major
goals: (1) to assist students, faculty, and staff in their
search for adequate and affordable housing; and (2) to pro-
vide housing related educational material, advocacy, and
mediation for the student-tenant population. These goals
are pursued through two areas: listing services and an in-
The OCHO listing service has been updated through the
college computer network via a recently acquired terminal
and printer. With this innovation, OCHO has the capability
of offering off-campus housing lists as they become
available with no time delay as in the past. The list includes
apartments for rent, apartments in complexes, houses for
rent, rooms for rent, and roommates wanted. In addition,
OCHO has, on file, all landlord names and phone numbers
who have listed with the office in the past.
Within the office, there is also a selection of written
material relevent to a variety of housing needs. These in-
clude fact sheets, pamphlets and flyers covering numerous
issues such as:
The legal aspects of housing, tenants rights and obliga-
tions, model leases and eviction proceedings.
The location of public transportation, retail establishments
and community based programs.
Comparison of housing by type and community.
It is the goal of this office to provide whatever service
possible to insure potential and current off-campus
residents up to date information and direction for any given
The lease is a binding, enforceable, legal agreement,
which should not be taken lightly. Before signing it, read
the lease carefully and make sure you understand it
completely. Any changes the landlord agrees to must be
put in writing with his/her signature in order that the
document be legally binding.
Although the lease is a legal document, some landlords
may include illegal provisions, which are unenforceable.
Such provisions usually release the landlord from some of
his obligations to the tenant. Legal advice should be sought
if you are unsure about any of the terms in the lease. Any
illegal provisions do not invalidate the remaining portions of
Each tenant is entitled to a signed copy of the lease. If
you are not given a copy at the time of the signing, the
landlord is required to send you one within 30 days. Failure
of the landlord to do so does not invalidate the lease, but
you may not be bound by all of its provisions.
The minimum requirements for a lease are the period of
tenancy, clearly stated with specific dates, the amount of
rent to be charged, and when it is due.
To Lease or Not To Lease
Generally speaking, once a lease is signed the tenant is
responsible for paying the rent every month for the duration
of the lease, whether or not the tenant lives there. For ex-
ample, if you have a lease for September through May and
decide to leave school in January, you are still responsible
for paying the rent through May. A lease, however,
prevents the landlord from raising the rent for the duration
of the lease.
A tenant who occupies the apartment with the landlord's
permission, but without a written lease, is called a tenant at
will. The advantage of not having a lease is that the tenant
may move out at any time. The disadvantage is that the
landlord can ask you to leave at any time. The tenant and
landlord must agree to any change in the terms of the
tenancy. Any disagreement may end in either the tenant or
the landlord ending the tenancy by giving the other a 30
day written notice. For example, if as a tenant at will you
wish to move out by June 1st you must deliver to your
landlord a written notice of your intention to do so no later
than April 30th of that year. The landlord is held to the
same requirements if he wishes to end your tenancy.
Having a lease means that the landlord cannot raise the
rent for the duration of the lease. Some landlords include a
penalty payment clause in the lease stating that you must
pay an additional fee if the rent is not paid by the fifth of the
month. This is illegal since extra fees cannot be charged
unless the rent is 30 days late. A provision offering a dis-
count on the rent, if it is paid by the fifth of the month, may
also be illegal and you should seek legal advice if you
would like to make a discount rent your regular rent.
There may also be a tax collector clause in the lease.
This raises the rent by an exact percentage of the tax in-
crease and must be proportional to the size of your apart-
ment in relation to the whole building.
Even though you have a lease and will be staying in an
apartment for at least a year, it is a bad idea to pay the
year's rent in advance. Paying the landlord his rent every
month gives you some leverage in having repairs made.
The landlord may exercise the right to keep the rent if you
leave before the lease is up, unless the apartment has
become unfit to occupy. Unfitness can only be determined
by the inspection of the apartment by a city health official.
Therefore, you should agree to pay your rent in monthly in-
stallments. Your money earns interest in a bank account;
paying your rent monthly keeps your landlord interested in
you. Those are two good reasons for paying rent monthly.
Damage or Security Deposits
The landlord may require a damage or security deposit
when the lease is signed, which must be no more than one
month's rent. In addition to the security deposit, the
landlord may require the first and last month's rent. The
security deposit may not be used for rent unless the
landlord agrees. Any other fees the landlord tries to charge
you may be illegal. Seek legal advice if you are in doubt.
One year after the security deposit is paid, the landlord
must give the tenant interest on the money. In the case of
the tenant leaving before one full year, the landlord owes
no interest. You may have to remind your landlord that you
have interest due you and deduct it from your rent if
necessary. It is important to obtain a receipt listing the
amount paid, its purpose, and the date.
Before you move into the apartment, it is advisable to go
through the apartment with the landlord and make a list of
all the damages which both parties should sign. Keep a
copy for yourself. If it is not possible to make a list with the
landlord present, you have 1 5 days from the day the securi-
ty deposit was paid to make a list, sign it, and give it to your
landlord. The landlord may have his own list. No matter
what the list, make sure you keep a copy signed by the
After you move out, the landlord has 30 days to return
the security deposit. If he claims that you damaged the
apartment and intends to use the security deposit to make
repairs, he must give you a written list of the damages and
the cost to repair them along with the remaining money
from your deposit within 30 days. The list must not include
any of the damages that were on the list made when you
first moved in. The landlord who loses the list of damages
that was made when the tenant moved in must return the
full security deposit even if the tenant still has his copy.
Also, you cannot be charged for reasonable wear or tear to
the apartment, such as dirt on the walls or carpets. Failure
of the landlord to return the deposit or an itemized list of
damages within 30 days gives the tenant the right to sue
the landlord in small claims court.
Repairs in Your Apartment
If your apartment is in need of repair, there are several
ways to encourage the landlord to make them. First, make
sure the landlord knows what the problems are. Send a
dated letter listing the repairs needed, retaining a copy of
the letter for your records. Allow a reasonable time for him
to respond, as determined by the conditions in disrepair.
If the landlord ignores your request, call the Health
Department and ask for an inspection. Have a list of need-
ed repairs in hand when the inspector arrives. A list of State
requirements that must be met by the landlord is available
in the SGA office.
The inspector will send a list of violations to the landlord
and give him a period of time, which can be 24 hours to 30
days, depending on the violation, in which to make the
repairs. If the landlord does not make the repairs in the
time specified, he can be prosecuted.
There are a few more assertive ways to have repairs
made. If an appliance that comes with the apartment is not
working, and the landlord has been notified, but seems to
be taking his time about fixing it, the tenant has a legal right
to negotiate a rent deduction with the landlord. This is an
instance when having a good working relationship with
your landlord can be very valuable.
Another way to get your landlord moving is to withold
rent until the repairs needed are made. There are certain
rules you must follow to legally withold rent. The first step in
rent witholding is to get legal advice because you can be
evicted if you don't follow the legal procedure correctly.
Before you can start witholding rent you must be paid up in
your rent. You must have an inspection by the Health
Department and the inspector must find and report a viola-
tion, not caused by you, which may endanger or materially
impair the health or safety of the occupants. The violation
must be repairable without your evacuating the apartment.
The next step is to notify your landlord, by certified mail,
that you have a report of the dangerous or unhealthy condi-
tions, and state that you will withold the rent until they are
One other method to have repairs made is called Repair
and Deduct. There is a legal procedure that must be follow-
ed so once again legal advice should be sought before ac-
ting on this. First, a health inspector must examine the
apartment and find a violation which is endangering or
materially impairs the notice of the violation to the landlord.
Your landlord usually has 5 days to begin or contract for the
repairs and must complete them within 2 weeks. If he
doesn't comply, you may have them completed and deduct
the cost from the rent. However, you may not spend more
than 4 months' rent each year to make repairs. Again, seek
legal advice when taking action!
In order to evict the tenant, the landlord must follow a
legal procedure. He cannot lock you out or physically throw
you out. It is illegal for him to get you out without first notify-
ing you and then getting a court order.
The notice the landlord sends you telling you to leave is
called notice to quit. This is not a court document and it is il-
legal for your landlord to make it look as if it is. The notice
usually says that you should quit the premises within a cer-
tain number of days, and the reason for the eviction.
If you have a lease, the only two reasons that your
landlord can use to evict you are non-payment of rent or
violating one of the provisions of the lease. For non-
payment of rent, your landlord must give a 14-day written
notice but if you pay the total amount of rent due within ten
days of receiving this notice he cannot procede with the
Tenants without leases can be evicted for any reason, or
no reason, but still must receive the proper notice. Once
the notice is delivered, the tenant need not leave im-
mediately. A summons must be served after the expiration
of the written notice. The summons must be answered
within seven days. Therefore, legal advice should be ob-
tained as soon as possible. You must go to court, as the
summons directs, with a list of defenses to the eviction. For
example, you've paid your rent and have receipts to prove
it, you are legally witholding your rent, or your landlord
didn't follow the eviction procedures correctly.
Even if the defense is valid, the judge may not rule in
your favor. If the verdict favors the landlord, an "execu-
tion" will be issued which will order your eviction on a cer-
tain date. However, the judge may issue a stay of execu-
tion enabling you to remain up to six months.
You cannot be evicted within six months of charging your
landlord with violating a health ordinance because the
court assumes the landlord is just acting vengefully.
If you live in a rooming house your rights depend on how
long you have lived there: less than 30 days, 30 days to 3
months, or 3 months or longer. If you have lived in a boar-
ding house for less than 30 days, you have few rights. Your
landlord can tell you to move out at any time, but he must
go to court to force you out. Your landlord may not lock you
out or physically throw you out of your room.
If you have lived in your boarding house for more than 30
consecutive days but less than 3 consecutive months, you
don't have to move out unless your landlord tells you in
writing at least seven days before the day he wants you to
move. During those seven days, your landlord may not lock
you out or throw you out of your room.
After the seven days are up, your landlord must go to
court and get a court ordered eviction notice to force you to
If you have lived in your rooming house for more than
three consecutive months, you have the same rights as a
tenant at will who lives in an apartment. Your landlord must
go through the same process described previously before
you can be evicted.
Student Judicial Code
The Student Judicial Board shall be composed of eight
(8) members; One (1) Chairperson, Six (6) Justices, Two
(2) who serve as non-voting Justices on an alternating
basis, and One (1) Hearing Officer. These eight members
will be selected by a majority vote of the Judicial Board
Selection Committee to be composed of the eight current
members and the Advisor to the Board.
There shall be well publicized notice of openings
of the Judicial Board.
Any full-time student in good standing shall be
eligible to petition the Committee for an ap-
pointment to the Judicial Board.
The Judicial Selection committee may not
recommend any of its members to the S.G.A. Ex-
ecutive Council for reappointment. They will in-
terview all other applicants. The Committee will
take the results of the interviews and make
recommendations to the S.G.A. Executive Coun-
cil for the approval of the appointments. These
interviews will take place during the month of
April each year.
If by June 1 the S.G.A. Executive Council has
failed to fill any of the eight (8) vacancies on the
Board; these positions will be filled by the
Judicial Board Advisor.
There shall be chosen, by majority vote of the new
Judicial Board, from the (8) students selected for the
Judicial Board positions:
A student who shall serve as Chairperson and
conduct the proceedings of the Judicial Board
for one full year.
A student who shall serve as Hearing Officer, and
in consultation with the Advisor:
Receive and determine the validity of all com-
plaints brought before him or her;
Coordinate action heard by the Board;
Have any powers necessary to so do which are
not inconsistent with these or any other College
Shall determine that all Sanctions have been
completed within the time specified and will br-
ing forth any violation of those Sanctions; and
Will participate in discussion but will not vote in
determination of responsibility and/or deter-
mination of Sanctions.
The term of office for each Judicial Board member and
the Hearing Officer shall be one year.
// a Judicial Board member or the Hearing Of-
ficer shall be unable to complete the term, a
replacement will be chosen by the Judicial
Board Selection Committee.
Any Judicial Board member interested in return-
ing for an additional term will submit a Letter of
Intent to the Judicial Board Advisor who may
recommend appointment subject to the approval
of the S.G.A. Executive Council.
The Advisor may hear motions for dismissal of any
Judicial Board member for improper conduct or abuse of
that position. The Advisor shall allow a hearing for the
Judicial Board member to explain his/her conduct and
then shall decide on the motion. If the Judicial Board
member is dismissed, the dismissal may be appealed to
the Vice President of Student Affairs. Any Judicial Board
member who has been properly dismissed is not eligible to
serve another term.
There shall be one meeting of the Judicial Board as
soon as possible after its selection for the purpose of set-
ting up internal operating procedures. A copy of these pro-
cedures will be made available to any student upon re-
quest, and shall be filed with the Student Government
Association Secretary and the Student Affairs Office.
Any member of the College community may br-
ing a complaint before the Hearing Officer or the
appropriate Vice President's Office within four-
teen (14) class days of discovery of alleged
misconduct by a student.
Any complaint arising from the residence halls
may be referred to the Residence Hall Judicial
Within three class days of receipt of such
notification, the Hearing Officer or the Vice
President's Office shall deliver written notice to
the student charged. Such notice shall include:
The alleged offense;
The name of the party making the complaint;
The time and place of the Hearing;
That the failure to appear will result in the case
being heard in the charged student's absence;
Information of his/her right to know the names
of witnesses against him/her, to present
witnesses in his/her behalf; and/or to request a
reasonable postponement of the Hearing date;
A copy of these regulations; and
Information for arranging consultation with the
Hearing Officer or appropriate Vice President or
The accused shall have five (5) class days after receiv-
ing notification to arrange for a consultation with the
Hearing Officer and Judicial Board Advisor to:
Receive more information regarding the Judicial
Code, procedures, rights or the complaint;
Acknowledge responsibility for the act;
Choose to have an administrative Hearing.
This decision once made, is binding on the accused.
Judicial cases occurring during the time that the Student
Judicial Board is not in session (Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Spring vacations, Summer and the first two weeks of the
Fall semester) will be referred to the appropriate Vice
President for a hearing and disposition.
In case of a complaint dealing with academic violations,
the complaining party will bring a complaint forward to
the Academic Vice President. The Academic Vice Presi-
dent will then, notify the accused of pending action.
In case of complaint dealing with academic dishonesty
the Academic Vice President's office will be requested to
have representation in all Hearings pertaining to the case.
A Hearing shall be within six (6) to ten (10) class days of
the original notification to the accused unless the Hearing
Officer and Judicial Board Advisor, at its discretion, grant
a delay to the accused. All Hearings are open only to the
accused, accusor and others taking part in the pro-
ceedings. A witness may not testify in the absence of the
accused unless the accused fails to appear and the Hear-
ing is held in his/her absence.
A quorum is four (4) Justices. In case a quorum is not
present, the Chairperson shall dismiss the Hearing to the
earliest possible time a quorum may be constituted within
the next two class days.
A member of the Judicial Board who is in any way an in-
terested party to a proceeding shall disqualify
himself/herself from the Hearing.
The accused shall have the right to question the com-
plaintant and all witnesses.
The Hearing shall be conducted in an informal manner.
Rules of evidence need not be applied, and the Judicial
Board, by unanimous vote of those Justices present may
decide whether to consider any piece of evidence
The Chairperson may adjourn or recess the proceedings
at any time during the proceedings providing the pro-
ceedings reconvene within five school days.
In reaching a decision, the Judicial Board shall con-
sider only matters introduced into evidence at the Hear-
Any decision of the Judicial Board must be arrived at by
a majority vote of those Justices present.
Within two (2) class days of a Hearing, the Judicial
Board shall deliver to the accused and to the President of
the College, a written note of its decision, including its
recommended Sanction, and notice to the accused of
right to appeal.
All proceedings of the Judicial Board will be tape-
recorded. A copy of this recording will be available to the
accused for the purpose of preparing an appeal; and then
will be turned over to the Office of the appropriate Vice
The Appeal Board shall consist of three (3) members,
two of which shall constitute a quorum:
One (1) student— not a member of the Judicial
Board, to be chosen by the S.G.A. Executive
Council or the President of the College in the
absence of a nomination from the S.G.A. Ex-
One (1) faculty— to be chosen by the Faculty
Association or the President of the College in the
absence of a nomination from the Faculty
One (1) administrator— to be chosen by the
President of the College.
The term of office for each Appeal Board member shall
be one (1) year. If any appeal board member should be
unable to complete the term, a replacement will be chosen
by the appropriate segment of the community.
There shall be one meeting of the Appeal Board as soon
as possible after its selection for the purpose of setting up
internal operating procedures. A copy of these procedures
shall be made available to any member of the college
community upon request.
The accused may within five (5) class days of the
Judicial Board decision, request an appeal to the Appeals
Board. Cases will be considered for appeal based on the
Insufficient evidence to determine responsibility;
Evidence of prejudicial error;
Violation of due process; or
Other extenuating circumstances as determined
by the Appeal Board.
Within two (2) class days the Appeal Board shall notify
the accused of its decision to hear or not hear the appeal.
A Hearing shall be within five (5) class days of the deci-
sion to hear the appeal unless the Appeal Board at its
descretion, grants a delay to the accused. All hearings are
open only to those taking part in the proceedings, and, in
no case, will a witness testify in the absence of the defen-
The members of the Appeal Board shall select a
Chairperson who shall conduct the proceedings of the
Board for one full year.
The same basic procedure followed by the
Judical Board shall be used by the Appeal Board
when hearing an appeal.
The accused may, within five (5) class days of the
Appeal Board decision, request an appeal to the
President of the College whose decision is final.
Conduct which occurs off-campus (within the
geopgraphic limits of the Fitchburg-Leominster Standard
Metropolitan Statistical area (SMSA)), and which would
constitute a violation of any of the following offenses if it
occurred on campus, and which results in injury or
deprivation of the rights of others or is a violation of State
and/or local law is subject to the judicial process. Depen-
ding on the violation it will be appropriately leveled in ac-
cordance with the current levels for purposes of a Hearing.
The Judicial Board System will also hear violations of:
Broad range of Sanctions apply up to and including Ex-
Racial, sexual, physical abuse or any action
which may subject a student or any other person
to physical or mental danger or injury or viola-
tion of Chapter 269 of Massachusetts Law: An
Act Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing.
Theft of property or services on campus or at Col-
lege sponsored events; knowingly possessing
Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damag-
ing the property of the College or others.
Unauthorized distribution or possession for the
purpose of distribution of any controlled
substance or illegal drugs or alcohol on College
property or at any College sponsored event.
False reports of fires or other dangerous condi-
tions (except those resulting from reasonable er-
ror or accident).
Intentionally or recklessly misusing or damaging
fire safety equipment.
Knowingly violating the terms of any disciplinary
Sanction imposed by any Judicial Board in ac-
cordance with any of the Judicial Codes or writ-
ten notices from a college official.
Possession or use of firearms, fireworks or other
hazardous or dangerous weapons or substances
on campus or at any College sponsored event.
Broad range of Sanctions may apply up to and including
Unauthorized possession or use of any controll-
ed substance or illegal drugs including alcohol
on College property or at any college sponored
Intentionally or recklessly interfering with nor-
mal College sponsored activities or substantially
interfering with an individuals freedom of ex-
pression including but not limited to studying,
teaching, research, discrimination or harass-
ment of any kind.
All forms of academic dishonesty including
cheating, fabrications, plagiarism, or facilitating
Tampering with or falsifying any College record
or official document or the records of judicial
groups or knowingly submitting false informa-
tion for incorportation in such records.
Representing oneself as another person with or
without that persons permission.
of Sanctions apply up to and including Pro-
Failure to adhere to College Alcohol Policy, the
policies of the Union Stop Pub or other alcohol
rules and regulations.
Failure to adhere to any College policy stated in
the College Catalogue, Student Handbook,
Housing Occupancy Agreement or other official
College publications of rules/regulations or
Failure to produce a valid personal I.D. upon re-
quest to any person who properly identifies
himself/herself as acting in an official capacity.
The President of the College may impose the following:
The President of the College may act to remove im-
mediately from the campus as necessary any student who
may be acting contrary to the safety or wellbeing of
himself/herself, others, or the property of the College. A
Hearing shall be conducted within five (5) class days of
The Judicial Board may impose any of the following
Sanctions or combination thereof following a finding of
Permanent removal form the College. See Eligibility
Removal from the College. Review for readmittance will
be granted only after expiration of two calendar years from
time of removal. See Eligibility Status.
Removal from the College for a period of one or two
semesters or balance thereof. No registration, class atten-
dance, participation in co-curricular activities, or College
housing will be permitted during this time. See Eligibility
A suspended removal from the College for a period of
one or two semesters or balance thereof. Any proven of-
fense committed during this period will cause the suspen-
sion to take effect for the balance of the period in addition
to the sanction given for the latest offense. See Eligibility
A period of time during which a student's actions are
subject to close examination. Any violation of the Judicial
code during this period can be heard with attention given
to prior Judicial History during future Judicial Board ac-
tion. See Eligibility Status.
A period of time during which a student's actions are
subject to close examination. Any violation of the Judicial
Code during this period can be heard with attention given
to prior Judicial History during future Judicial Board ac-
A student may be denied access to any college building,
area, activity, class or academic program.
Education/College Community Service
A student may be assigned some type of community ser-
vice or educational project.
A levy of a fine up to three times the value of poperty
taken from a rightful owner without authorization, or pro-
perty willfully damaged, destroyed or abused. Money col-
lected in excess of property value will be turned over to a
Student Loan or Scholarship Fund.
Compensation for damage or offense committed
through the payment of money or through appropriate
work requirement related to the offense, which work in no
way degrades the individual or inhibits academic pro-
A written reprimand. The writing will also state that fur-
ther occurrence of the given offense may be considered
with attention give to prior judicial history by future
Judicial Board action.
A written warning or advice that certain conduct has
A student on Academic Probation, Disciplinary Proba-
tion I, Suspended Suspension, Suspension I or II, or Ex-
pulsion will not be allowed to serve on campus represen-
tative committees, hold elected office or appointed cam-
pus wide office or be a member of any intercollegiate
athletic team, nor shall he/she be elibible to apply for
campus based financial aid during the second semester of
a two semester Sanction.
Records of the Judicial Board will be maintained in the
Student Affairs Office. Such records shall normally be
kept on file for one full academic year, portion thereof, or
for the duration of a sanction. In the case of Suspension a
note to that effect will also be on file in the Registrar's of-
fice as part of the student's permanent folder. All records
will be governed by Federal and State Laws as is ap-
An interim administrative withdrawal may be im-
plemented immediately for the reasons set forth above or
whenever the Vice President reasonably determines that a
student may be suffering from a mental disorder and that
the student's behavior poses an immenent danger of:
Causing serious physical harm to the student or
causing significant property damage, or directly
and substantially impeding the lawful activities
Whenever the Vice President has made such determina-
tion, he shall, if he has not otherwise done so, promptly
refer such student for an evaluation in accordance with
the provisions above.
A student subject to an interim withdrawal shall be
given written notice of the withdrawal either by delivery in
hand or by certified mail, and shall be given a copy of
these Standards and Procedures. The student shall then
be given an opportunity to appear personally before the
Vice President of Student Affairs or a designee within two
(2) business days from the effective date of the interim
withdrawal, in order to review the following issues only:
The reliability of the information concerning the
Whether or not the student's behavior poses a
danger of causing imminent, serious physical
harm to the student or others, causing signifi-
cant property damage, or directly and substan-
tially impeding the lawful activities of others;
and where appropriate, whether or not the stu-
dent has completed an evaluation in accordance
with the referral for evaluation provision.
A student subject to interim withdrawal may be assisted
in the proceeding specified above by a family member
and/or a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, or, in lieu
of a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, by a member of
the faculty or staff of the College. 3 Students will be ex-
pected to speak for themselves whenever possible.
Following completion of these proceedings, the Vice
President shall determine whether to revoke the interim
withdrawal or to cause it to remain in effect. He shall give
prompt written notice of his decision in that regard to the
student. Every interim withdrawl shall remain in effect for
such period as the Vice President shall determine but in no
event shall it remain in effect beyond the date on which a
decision shall have been pursuant to a hearing as provid-
Any student who has been referred for an evaluation in
accordance with these visions shall be accorded a hearing
within seven (7) business days after such evaluation has
been completed. If a student is subject at that time to an
interim withdrawal, the interim withdrawal shall remain
in effect pending completion of such hearing unless the
Vice President shall have sooner revoked it; provided
however that the student will be allowed to enter upon the
campus to attend a hearing, or for other necessary pur-
poses, as authorized in writing by the Vice President.
Students subject to an involuntary withdrawal shall be
accorded a hearing before the Vice President of Student
Affairs or a designee. The hearing shall be informal and
shall be conducted in accordance with the following
Students will be informed of the time, date and
location of the informal hearing, in writing,
either by personal delivery or certified mail, at
least two (2) business days in advance;
The entire case file, including an evaluation
prepared pusuant to these Standards and Pro-
cedures, and the names of prospective
witnesses, will be available for inspection by the
student in the Vice President of Student Affairs
office during normal business hours. The file,
which should be available at least two (2)
business days before the informal hearing, need
not include the personal and confidential notes
of any college official or participant in the
The informal hearing shall be conversational and
non-adversarial. Formal rules of evidence will
not apply. The Vice President of Student Affairs
or designee shall exercise active control over the
proceedings to avoid needless consumption of
time and to achieve the orderly completion of
the hearing. Any person who disrupts the hearing
may be excluded;
The student may choose to be assisted by a fami-
ly member and/or a licensed psychologist or
psychiatrist, or, in lieu of a licensed psychologist
or psychiatrist, by a member of the faculty or
staff of the College.
Those assisting the student will be given
reasonable time to ask relevant questions of any
individual appearing at the informal hearing, as
well as to present relevant evidence;
At the request of the student, a Fitchburg State
College fauclty member will be appointed to
review and challenge any evaluation containing a
recommendation for involuntary withdrawal. The
faculty member will be selected in advance by
the Vice President after consultation with the
Chapter President of the Faculty Association.
The faculty member shall be given notice of the
informal hearing, and access to the case file, in
accordance with procedure mentioned above.
Furthermore, the faculty member will be given
reasonable time at the hearing to ask relevant
questions and to present relevant evidence
designed to challenge any recommendation that
the student be involuntarily withdrawn from the
Whenever possible, the student will be expected to re-
sond to questions asked by the Vice President of Stu-
dent Affairs or designee. Students who refuse to
answer on grounds of the Fifth Amendment privilege
may be informed that the Vice President of Student Af-
fairs or designee could draw a negative inference from
their refusal which might result in their dismissal from
the college in accordance with these Standards and
The hearing may be conducted in the absence of a
student who fails to appear after a proper notice;
The mental health professional who prepared the
evaluation pursuant to these Standards and Pro-
cedures shall appear at the hearing to respond to rele-
vant questions, upon the request of any party, if the
Vice President of Student Affairs or designee deter-
mines that such appearance is necessary or desirable
for the resolution of a disposition issue in the case;
The Vice President of Student Affairs or designee may
permit a Fitchburg State College official, and the men-
tal health professional who prepared the evaluation,
to appear at the hearing and to present evidence in
support of any withdrawal recommendation A Such
evidence will not be presented by legal counsel for Fit-
chburg State College; and
The hearing shall be tape recorded by the Vice Presi-
dent of Student Affairs or designee. The tape(s) shall
be kept with the pertinant case file for as long as the
case file is maintained by the College.
Within five (5) business days following the completion of
a hearing, the Vice Pesident of Student Affairs or designee
shall render a decision concerning the question whether
the student should or should not be involuntarily withdrawn
from the College. The Vice President or designee shall
decide that a student should be involuntarily withdrawn
from the College only upon a determination, based on clear
and convincing evidence, that these standards have been
If the Vice President decides that the student should be
involuntarily withdrawn from the College, he shall set forth
his findings of fact and the reasons on which his decision is
based. He shall also state the date after which a petition for
reinstatement will be considered and any conditions that
must be fulfilled before any such petition may be
The decision of the Vice President shall be transmitted to
the student in writing, either by certified mail or by delivery
The decision of the Vice President of Student Affairs or
designee with the approval of the College President shall
be final and conclusive and not subject to appeal.
Deviations from Established Procedures
Reasonable deviations from these procedures will not in-
validate a decision or proceedings unless significant pre-
judice to a student may result.
1 . Based upon the definitions of various mental disorders
provided by the current American Psychiatric Associa-
tion Diagnostic Manual, (DSM-111).
2. Such notice may also be given by a family member, or
by others advising or assisting the student.
3 In these procedures, a college or faculty or staff
member who is an attorney will be regarded as "legal
4 The provision may be invoked in factually complicated
cases when reliance upon a written evaluation may
not be sufficient.
All accidents should be reported to the Student Affairs
Office, Campus Security, or the Health Service.
Animals on Campus
Due to health and safety considerations, no animals can
be allowed on campus or in campus buildings at any time.
Obvious exceptions would be seeing-eye dogs and
Bicycle Parking and Storage
Bicycles are a useful means of transportation around
campus and town. Parking for bicycles can be found at the
entrances to the Campus Center and lower level of the
Sanders Building. Storage of bikes for residence hall oc-
cupants is available. Contact the residence hall staff.
Bulletin Boards are available in most campus buildings.
Most signs, announcements, etc., must be approved by
SGA or the Student Affairs Office prior to being posted.
The SGA also maintains a number of bulletin boards
across campus. Check with the SGA office for specific in-
formation regarding location and guidelines for use.
Cancellation of Classes
In the event of inclement weather the cancellation of
classes will be reported on WBZ, WEIM, WFGL, WTAG,
WLMS, and WEEI radio stations.
Faculty absences are posted daily in the Condike
Science Building and Thompson Hall Bulletin Boards. Call
(617) DIAL999 for a recorded message on faculty
absences and school cancellation.
Change of Name or Address
You should promptly report any change of name or ad-
dress to the Registrar's office so that your permanent
record can be corrected accordingly.
Confidentiality of Student Records
This is a summary of the Massachusetts State College
System Guidelines pertaining to Confidentiality of Student
Records. Copies of the Guidelines are available for study at
the library and at offices where records are kept.
Education Records include records, files, documents
and other materials which. . . .contain information directly
related to a student and are maintained by an educational
agency or institution. The following are excluded: personal
files of faculty and administrators; law enforcement
records; medical, psychiatric, or psychological records,
and employment records of non-student personnel.
Access Rights of Students. Students have access to
records other than those pertaining to parental financial in-
formation and those containing confidential evaluations
and recommendations written prior to January 1, 1975. A
student may waive his/her right to access to materials sub-
mitted after that date but must not be required to do so.
When a waiver has been employed, the student may, upon
request, be notified of the names of those who have sub-
mitted evaluations or recommendations.
Access Rights of Others. No one shall have access to
education records without written consent by the student
except for the following:
Faculty and staff who have a legitmate interest;
Federal auditors who require information by state and
Financial aid personnel processing applications;
Research agencies which must use data in such a way
that individuals cannot be identified and who will destroy
the information when it is no longer needed;
Parents of dependent students under certain conditions;
Others in emergency situations involving health or
If you need cash in a hurry and aren't able to get to your
bank or borrow it, the Student Affairs Office has a program
which provides short-term loans. Loans are available for up
to $50.00 and must be repaid within two months. All re-
quests are handled on an individual basis and may be
granted for non-college and unaticipated expenses only.
All requests for use of on-campus facilities must be in-
itiated in the Campus Center Office. Please consult the
Campus Center for information regarding facilities and
refer to the Programmer's Guide, published by the Cam-
pus Center, for specific information.
Your feet are the best means of transportation in the Col-
lege area. Within walking distance are stores, banks, pizza
joints, and laundromats. You can get downtown just by
walking away from the Campus Center and taking any of
the streets lying at right angles to Pearl Street which is the
road that slopes alongside the Hammond Building.
If you have ever tried to find one of these rooms, you'll
appreciate this handy reference list telling you exactly
where they are.
A 1 00, A102, etc. (Conlon Industrial Arts, Basement level).
Enter the Conlon Industrial Arts building from Highland
Ave. (it's the main entrance); turn to the stairs on your right
and go down. At the bottom open the red door and
A1 00-1 04 are to the left. A1 08-1 14 are to the right.
A302A, A302B, A302D (Conlon Industrial Arts, 3rd floor)
Go through the main entrance to the Conlon I. A. building
and up the stairs which are on your right. Take a left and
walk into Image Systems. The A, B, and D rooms are off of
the main work area.
CM 150 (Conlon Fine Arts, First floor)
Enter the Conlon Fine Arts building (next to Weston
Auditorium) from North Street. The entrance to CM150 is
through the double wooden doors across from where you
stand. The room is a moderate-sized auditorium.
GCR1, GCR2, (Gym classrooms 1 and 2)
These are in the Parkinson Gym. It is easiest to find them
by going just beyond the base of the blue smokestack and
through the back gym door that faces North Street. GCR1
is the third door on your right and GCR2, which is also the
weight room, is the first door on your left.
HBH 1, HBH2, etc. (Hammond Building, 3rd floor)
These are actually areas set off by wall dividers. They are
found on the third floor of the Library. Come out of the
elevator or stairwell and take a right. The HBH rooms are
on the immediate right; one is at the far right end of the
MK-A1 (McKay, A-wing, 1st floor)
Instead of going all the way down to the last McKay en-
trance, enter through the first one near the flagpoles.
MK-A1 is in elementary school, or A, wing of the building on
the bottom floor.
P AUD (Percival Auditorium)
This one is easy, it's just that no one knows what it
means. Just enter Percival Hall from the quad, go up the
short set of stairs and through the blue-green double doors
on your right, and you're there!
SLH (Science Lecture Hall)
Isn't this fun? This room is a tiered -lecture hall (like old
movie theaters) located just inside the quad entrance to the
low, brick, Sanders Administration building.
11, 12, 13, 15 (Ihompson 1,2, etc.)
Enter Thompson Hall from the quad. Take a right and
walk for 20 paces. At the wall-mounted payphone take two
rights to the down staircase. Go down and take a left
around the base of the stairs. T3 is in the middle of the cor-
ridor on your left and T1 , T2, and T5 are all the way to the
end of the corridor.
How to Gain Access to a Record
A student who wishes to examine a record must obtain a
request form from the Registrar's Office upon presentation
of a proper identification card. The request form must be
completed, and a photostat together with the identification
card presented to the office where the record is kept. Only
the permanent card (transcript) is considered as a perma-
nent educational record. Other records may be destroyed
in accordance with established schedules. Students may
challenge contents of a record. The keeper of said record
will discuss the challenge and indicate steps available to
Types and Locations of Records
The following listing denotes types of records and the
record keeping office in the daytime session of the College.
Students in other sessions of the College should consult
with the offices of those Divisions to determine their record-
Type of Record Office
Academic (Transcripts, etc.) Registrar
Financial Aid Scholarships
Director of Admissions
Director of Athletics
Director of Financial
Career Services Office
Since physical location of offices is subject to change,
the student should consult the directory at the Highland
Avenue entrance to the Administration Building.
Questions related to the material above should be refer-
red to the Student Affairs Office. Again, it should be noted
the above is a digest and complete guidelines are
available for study at the offices listed above and in the
Every student is issued a picture I.D. card. The I.D. is
your passport for campus services and activities including
the use of the library and pub. Failure to produce your I.D.
upon request by any designated official is a violation of col-
lege policy. If you lose your I.D. you should apply to the Stu-
dent Affairs Office for a replacement for which you will be
There are student lockers located in the Industrial Arts
Building and Campus Center. A key for the semester may
be obtained at the Campus Center Information Desk for a
$5.00 refundable deposit.
Lost and Found
Lost and found articles may be claimed at the Campus
Center Information Desk or the Campus Security Office.
Fitchburg State College, in accordance with Executive
Orders 1 1 246 and 1 1 375, Titles IV, VI, VII, IX, X of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 as amended in 1972, Titles VII and VIII
of the Public Health Service Act, and other applicable state
and federal statutes, reaffirms its policy of non-
discrimination and affirmative action to ensure equal op-
portunity in the educational programs and activities which it
operates, and in recruitment and employment of facuty or
The policy, which is consistent with Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, states: Fitchburg State
College's policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, sex, (including sexual harassment,) religion, age, col-
or, creed, national origin, marital or parental status, or han-
dicap, in compliance with Section 504 of the rehabilitation
Act of 1973, and in the recruitment and admissions of
students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and
staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities,
as specified by various applicable federal and state laws
Any employee or student who believes that he/she has
been discriminated against on the basis of race, sex,
(including sexual harassment,) religion, age, color, creed,
national origin, marital or parental status or handicap, may
utilize the College's Complaint Procedures, available from
the Director of Personnel, Dr. Thomas Coates, whose of-
fice is located on the first floor in the Sanders Administra-
Past-Due Student Accounts
Any indebtedness to the College which becomes past
due, immediately jeopardizes the student's enrollment and
no such student shall be permitted to graduate or register
for a subsequent semester or summer school term. Fur-
ther, any student who fails to pay all indebtedness to the
College may not be issued diplomas, degrees, or other of-
ficial statements, unless otherwise mandated by law.
Examples of past due accounts are tuition bills not paid
or defaulted student loans.
Due dates are posted annually by the Treasurer.
Private and Confidentiality Regulations Pursuant to Fair
Information Practices Act
Privacy and Confidentiality Regulations Pursuant to the
Fair Information Practices Act-F.I.P.A.-(Chapter 776 of the
Acts of 1975) are posted, together with a copy of the
Chapter 776 and the name of the F.I. P. A. administrator on
appropriate bulletin boards at the College. They may also
be examined at the offices of the Vice Presidents of the
College and of the F.I. P. A. Included in these regulations
are the following sections intended to implement this law.
Maintaining Records of Data Usage
Access to Personal Data
Data Subject Objection
Students should note that if any of these regulations
should conflict with applicable provisions of the federal
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as
amended, or of any regulations promulgated pursuant to
said act, the provisions of said federal act of federal regula-
tions shall control.
Transcripts are available from the Office of the Registrar
and will be sent at your request for a charge of $1 .00 (see
Student Rules sections concerning the obtaining of
Mart (local buses) (61 7) 345-771 1
Trailways Bus; Fitchburg to Boston train (617)
Trespassing Upon the Land of Certain Institutions
Fitchburg State College is governed by the
Massachusetts Trespass Act, enacted June 2, 1969.
Whoever willfully trespasses upon land or premises
belonging to the Commonwealth, or to any authority
established by the general court for purposes incidental to
higher education. ...after notice from an officer of any said
institutions to leave said land, remains thereon, shall be
punished by a fine of not more than $50.00 or by imprison-
ment for not more than three months.
Guidelines pertaining to the sale of alcoholic
PUB: The Fitchburg State College UNION STOP PUB is
licensed by the Fitchburg License Commission to sell beer
and wine providing there is in place a Liability Policy
separate from that of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. The PUB is governed by the rules and
regulations of the Commonwealth. Additionally all college
policies regarding the dispensing of alcohol on campus
shall be followed.
Only those persons of legal age may be admitted to the
PUB when alcohol is being sold.
All patrons (student, fauclty, staff, administration) must
show a currently valid college I.D. and a Mass license or
Registry card in order to be admitted.
All guests must show a valid Massachusetts Driver's
license or Registry card.
PUB employees will refuse services to any person who
appears by the judgment of the management to be
Patrons whose behavior infringes on the rights of others
may be refused service and asked to leave.
Patrons failing to abide by the PUB rules may be subject
to disciplinary action.
The management of the PUB will routinely offer non-
alcoholic functions open to all Fitchburg State College
Other Areas: Individuals/ Groups wishing to sponsor
campus events in areas where alcoholic beverages may be
Secure a one-day liquor license from the Fitchburg
Meet the same standards of operation utilized by the
PUB including a liability policy.
Comply with the policies of the Large Scale Alcohol
Guidelines pertaining to sale, distribution, consumption
of alcoholic beverages.
When alcoholic beverages are served as part of a cam-
pus activity, food and non-alcoholic beverages must be
available. Alcoholic beverages may not continue to be
served if non-alcoholic beverages or food run out.
Advertising for activities where alcoholic beverages are
being served cannot place the emphasis on alcohol. The
price of alcoholic beverages cannot be displayed or stated.
All advertising must be approved by the appropriate source
prior to distribution.
All alcoholic beverages must be sold for an individually
priced amount. Selling alcohol at "5 for $1 .00" or "2 for 1 "
is not permitted.
No more than two (2) alcoholic beverages shall be sold
and/or served to a patron at one time.
The serving of alcoholic beverages at campus spon-
sored activities must stop one half hour before the close of
It will be the responsibility of the licensee (individual or
group) sponsoring the activity to properly assure that par-
ticipants are of legal age. Proper identification includes a
Fitchburg State College I.D., Picture Drivers License, ABC
Card or any combination of two of these.
Individuals, organizations or groups sponsoring activities
where alcohol is served shall abide by the established
regulations and ordinances enacted by the Com-
monwealth, City of Fitchburg or Fitchburg License
The sponsoring individual or group is responsible, and
will be held accountable for carrying out the policies.
No social event shall include as part of the activities any
form of "drinking" contests.
Institutionally approved security personnel may be re-
quired to be present at alcohol related activities.
Individuals or groups are not permitted to provide their
own alcohol in conjunction with campus events.
No alcoholic beverages may be served in conjunction
with events where the distribution to persons of legal drink-
ing age cannot be controlled.
Alcoholic beverages may not be given away as part of
activities sponsored by college recognized clubs and
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be offered as
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted as part of the
membership recruitment functions of .college recognized
clubs and organizations.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought on-
to busses and vans which have been rented by college
recognized clubs and organizations for the purpose of
transporting participants to and from off-campus events.
When a college group rents or contracts an off-campus
facility, the management of said facility will hold the license
and be solely responsible for the sale and distribution of
alcohol including the checking for proof of age. All con-
tracts will have riders attached stating same.
Violations of the alcohol policies will be handled by the
Campus Judicial System.
The Student Affairs sub-committee of the All College
Committee will periodically review the Alcohol Policies of
Fitchburg State College.
Fitchburg State College will continue its effort in the area
of alcohol education by establishing an Alcohol Education
Task Force the members of which will be appointed by the
Policies Regarding Large Scale Alcohol Events
All student organizations planning to sponsor a Large
Scale Alcohol Event on campus must submit their proposal
to LAEC (Large Alcohol Event Committee) and adhere to
The Large Alcohol Event Committee is a group of eight
students who have the responsibility of aiding in the plann-
ing, supervision, and evaluation of Large Scale Alcohol
Events on the Fitchburg State College Campus.
The LAEC Policies and Procedures apply to all events
meeting the following criteria:
Anticipated attendance will be two hundred plus (200 + )
Alcholic beverages will be sold;
A fee will be charged for admission to the event; or
Appropriated student fees are used.
A copy of LAEC Policies and Procedures can be obtain-
ed from the SGA office, Campus Center Office orthe Stu-
dent Affairs Office in Sanders Administration Building.
Helping students learn management skills and
Aid student organization in fund raising.
Provide events at which students can enjoy the at-
mosphere and the environment in a responsible
Insure that the policies of Fitchburg State College are
Contact with LAEC may be made through the SGA Of-
fice, the Campus Center Office or the Student Affairs
City of Fitchburg Open Bottle Ordinance
No person shall drink any alcoholic beverage as
defined in Chapter 13, Section 1 of the General Laws
of the State, or possess an open container full or par-
tially full of any alcoholic beverages, while on, in, or
upon any public way, upon any way to which the
public has right of access, in any place to which
members of the public have access as invitees or
licensees, in any park or playground, conservation
area or recreation area, or private land or place
without consent of the owner or person in contact
Any person convicted of violating this ordinance
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hun-
dred ($200.00) dollars for each offense.
Drinking has been part of the social side of college life for
so long that it is often frustrating for Fitchburg State Col-
lege administrators and faculty to learn that beer and par-
ties, which are terms connected to the social life you ex-
perience while attending college have become
synonymous with the idea of college itself.
The following policies govern possession, consumption,
serving or sale of alcoholic beverages on the Fitchburg
State College campus or in conjunction with off-campus
events sponsored by Fitchburg State College.
Fitchburg State College will strictly adhere to the
Federal, State and local laws governing the manufacturing,
transportation, distribution, storing, sales and use of
alcoholic beverages. Violation of said laws are subject to
prosecution by civil authorities.
A summary of the more pertinent laws are:
The legal age for the consumption and purchase of
alcoholic beverages is twenty-one (21). A license from the
City of Fitchburg is required if alcoholic beverages are to be
No person or group shall purchase or otherwise procure
alcoholic beverages for the purpose of consumption by a
minor, as legally defined, unless the acquiring person is the
spouse, parent or guardian of the minor.
Anyone under the legal drinking age shall not purchase in
any manner or transport alcoholic beverages.
Transportation is permitted only in the company of a parent
Public intoxication is now governed by civil statutes involv-
ing potential civil action.
Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence is illegal
and subject to strict penalties.
Violations of civil law are subject to civil action.
A Fitchburg City ordinance calls for a $200.00 fine for the
possession of open alcoholic beverage containers in
In addition to the established laws of the Federal, State
or City the following policies will apply to the property of Fit-
chburg State College and its use by the college communi-
ty. Said policies will also apply to off-campus facilities
rented or contracted by recognized college clubs and
Locations where alcoholic beverages may be permitted to
be possessed, served or consumed by those persons of
legal age in concert with established guidelines.
Residence Halls: Individuals residing in college owned
residence halls who are of legal age will be permitted to
consume alcoholic beverages within the privacy of their
own rooms. NO KEGS or BEER BALLS will be permitted.
Other Facilities (Including Grounds): Individuals and/or
groups who schedule campus facilities for use at which
alcoholic beverages will be available must receive prior ap-
proval from the appropriate institution officer of the respec-
tive segment of the campus group making such a request.
These officers are:
President: External Groups
Vice President: Academic Affairs: Faculty
Vice President Student Affairs: Students
Assistant to the President: Administration/Staff
Location(s) where alcoholic beverages may be sold to per-
sons of legal age in concert with the established guidelines.
PUB - Union Stop
Holmes Dining Commons
Departmental Chairpersons 1 3
7985 - 7986
Battinelli, Dr. Thomas
Gym, 2nd Floor
Burke, Dr. John
McKay, Rm. C-175
Carson, Mr. Norman
Miller, Rm. 30
Dick, Dr. Stanley
Condike, Rm. 116
Dufault, Dr. John
Percival, Rm. 6
Grabar, Dr. Terry
Miller, Rm. 28
Hoos, Mr. Gunther
Conlon, Rm. 315
Light, Dr. Barry
Miller, Rm. 36
Madden, Dr. Barbara
Thompson, Rm. 105
Markham, Major Frank
Anthony, Rm. 101
May, Dr. Anne
McKay, Rm. B-141
Murphy, Mr. George
Business Administration -
McKay, Rm. C-286
Miller, Dr. George
McKay, Rm. B-230B
*Shaughnessy, Mr. Robert
Edgerly, Rm. 103
Strong, Dr. Robert
Condike, Rm. 205
Tardanico, Dr. Philip
Valanejad, Dr. Esmail
McKay, Rm. C-289
Mr. Robert Shaughnessy is currently serving as acting Chairperson.
Written by Shaun Rouine '84
Joseph P. Farragher
Student Affairs Office
Secretarial Support Kathy Gillberg
Student Affairs Office
Financial Support The FSC Student Government Association
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Photography by Bob Arnold